Pushtun militia has seized two Pakistan-bordering districts of the Kandahar province - Takhtapul and Arghestan, the Pakistani Dawn reported. According to the Dawn, local Pushtuns have also captured the territories surrounding the Spinbaldak town located not far from Pakistan. They have blocked the main line linking Kandahar with Quetta, the capital of the Pakistani province of Baluchistan, via the Chaman border cross point. Pushtuns took the control over these territories after the three-day massive bombing raids of the US aircraft. The Taliban reports there are civilian casualties: 92 people were killed including 18 women and children. The Pushtun units are commanded by Gul Agha, the former governor of Kandahar, and Hamid Karzai, the former Deputy Foreign Minister in the mujahedin government and the present chief of the Popalzai tribe. Both Agha and Karzai are fighting against the Taliban movement and back the leading role of Mohammad Zahir Shah, the former Afghan King, in the future administration of Afghanistan.
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