he Taliban have begun entering Kabul, Afghanistan’s interior ministry and the armed group reportedly said.
The development as per Al-Jazeera came just hours after the group seized control of the key eastern city of Jalalabad, securing critical roads connecting the country to Pakistan.
The Chief of Staff to President Ashraf Ghani has taken to his Twitter account to urge the people of Kabul, ‘Please don’t worry. There is no problem. The situation of Kabul is under control.’
The tweet comes as the Taliban have entered the Afghan capital from all sides and have reportedly made it within a few kilometers of the main city.
A Taliban leader in Doha, which has been the site of years-long peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the group, said fighters on Sunday were ordered to refrain from violence and offer safe passage to those wishing to leave Kabul.
President Ghani himself, hasn’t been heard from since he gave a short, pre-recorded address to the nation Saturday afternoon.