The United Nations has urged Afghanistan’s neighbours to keep their borders open, potentially allowing tens of thousands of people fleeing fighting against the Taliban, to reach safety.
Aid agencies are warning of a humanitarian catastrophe, as the militants continue their lightning advance across the country.
Latest reports suggest they now control another provincial capital, Pali Alam, just 45 miles south of the capital Kabul.
Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Yogita Limaye in Kabul.
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