Afghan forces surrender Bagram air base to Taliban

Kabul: An Afghan official says forces at Bagram air base, home to a prison housing 5,000 inmates, have surrendered to the Taliban.

Bagram district chief Darwaish Raufi said Sunday that the surrender handed the one-time American base over to the insurgents.

The prison housed both Taliban and Islamic State group fighters.

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It came as the Taliban entered the outskirts of Kabul.

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