Afghan officials say the Taliban have taken another provincial capital, the southern city of Kandahar in the province with the same name.
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It’s the twelfth provincial capital out of Afghanistan’s 34 that the insurgents have taken in their weeklong blitz that swept over much of the country. Kandahar is also the second-largest city in the entire country.
Danger zone: A vehicle used by Afghan Special Forces in flames after clashes with Taliban during a rescue mission in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on July 13.
| Photo Credit: DANISH SIDDIQUI
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