Afghanistan imposes night curfew to restrain Taliban advance

19:55, 24 July 2021
Afghanistan imposes night curfew to restrain Taliban advance Photo: Danial/ Kabul

Afghanistan’s interior ministry announced that it will impose a night curfew from 10 pm to 4 am in thirty-one out of thirty-four provinces.

The announcement about the curfew comes as the Taliban sweeps over Afghanistan capturing new cities, infrastructure, and key border crossings.

“To curb violence and limit the Taliban movements, a night curfew has been imposed in 31 provinces across the country,” the interior ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

The curfew will not be imposed on Kabul, Panjshir, and Nangarhar. 

Previously The President of the United States Joe Biden authorized up to $100m from an emergency fund to help  Afghan special migration visa applicants, as the US prepares to evacuate thousands of Afghans who are being pursued by the Taliban.

US troops have left the country almost entirely after 20 years. Roughly 650 American troops were expected to remain in the country to provide security for diplomats after the complete withdrawal, rescheduled to August 31, as the original deadline was September 11.