Afghanistan imposes nighttime curfew to stem Taliban push
28 July 2021 | 10:55 am
The Afghani government announced curfews in 31 out of 34 provinces amid the Taliban offensive. Following US airstrikes against the militants, the Taliban warned "there will be consequences" for the bombing.
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