The Afghan president resigned after the Taliban seized Kabul. The Interior Ministry announced that it had reached an agreement with the militants to surrender the capital without storming. The militants reported taking control of the entire territory of the country.
An interim government is being set up to transfer power to the Taliban under the leadership of former Interior Minister Ahmad Jalali, Al Arabiya TV reported. Members of the Islamic group said that there was no fighting in the Afghan capital.
Reporters learned that the Taliban took control of the American military base Bagram, located in the northwest. The Puli-Charkhi prison in the east of Kabul, with five thousand prisoners, was also captured. Taliban supporters are already at large.
A little earlier, acting Afghan Interior Minister Abdullah Sattar made a video message online, where he said that there would be no battles for Kabul, and that power would pass peacefully.