The Taliban, an Islamist militant group that has seized large parts of Afghanistan, started entering the outskirts of Kabul on Sunday, local officials said. The Afghan capital is the last major city held by government forces after insurgents made several advances elsewhere this month amid the withdrawal of allied troops. The Taliban pledged not to take the capital “by force.” Sunday’s move on Kabul comes as international forces start to evacuate their diplomats amid the worsening security situation.
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