July 7, 2021
The Taliban briefly entered a key city in western Afghanistan as they pursue a rapid advance before Nato troops leave.
The local governor told the BBC that government officials had been moved to a nearby army base as the militants moved towards the centre of Qala-e-Naw.
But local officials and the defence ministry later said the Taliban were dislodged from government buildings and troops had cleared most of the city.
The Taliban is making gains in the country as the US and allies pull out.