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The Taliban have captured an Afghan capital city for the first time since 2001. Police in the of Zaranj, capital of the Nimroz province, said Taliban forces are now in . Nimroz is on the with Iran. The police there were unable to fight because there were too government soldiers to help. A Taliban official said it was an important day for the . He said the victory would increase the morale of his fighters in other provinces. He added: "This is the beginning. Other provinces will fall into our very soon." There is currently fighting in the cities of Lashkar Gah, Kanduz, Herat and Kandahar. They may fall before the Taliban fight for the nation's capital Kabul.

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