Herat : The Taliban also seized Islam Qala in the Afghan province of Herat, which borders Iran.

According to media reports, Afghan troops stationed at Islam Qala retreated and entered Iranian territory for refuge.

Earlier, the Taliban had seized some areas in the provinces bordering the Central Asian states, forcing Afghan troops to retreat and seek refuge in Central Asian countries.

Nisar Ahmad Nasiri, deputy head of the customs department in Herat, also confirmed that Islam Qala, an area along the Iranian border, had been captured by the Taliban.

Nisar Ahmad Nasiri says the Taliban have also seized Torghandi, an area bordering Turkmenistan.

Reports of the capture of Islam Qala in Herat came as a Taliban delegation was on a visit to Iran for talks.