Afghanistan crisis: Three districts in Northern Afghanistan recaptured by Taliban forces

News Desk: Taliban forces have recaptured three districts in northern Afghanistan that fell to local militia groups last week, a Taliban spokesman said on Monday. The districts of Bano, Deh Saleh, Pul e-Hesar in Baghlan province were taken by local militia groups in one of the first signs of armed resistance to the Taliban since their seizure of the capital Kabul on Aug. 15.

In Kabul, one Afghan guard was killed and three others injured after a firefight broke out between unidentified gunmen, Western security forces and Afghan guards at the North Gate of the airport on Monday.