Driven out of one area, taking over in another. From the BBC, with thanks to Mackie:
Taleban fighters have seized local government offices in Afghanistan’s south-eastern province of Zabul.
A local spokesman said police in Khan Afghan district had withdrawn because they did not have enough ammunition.
Meanwhile, in Helmand province the Taleban are reported to have been forced out of the town of Sangin by Nato and Afghan troops.
President Hamid Karzai says his government has been having meetings with the Taleban for “a long time”.
In fresh violence on Friday, a suicide bomber has killed six people near parliament in the capital, Kabul.
The Taleban have been forced out of the town of Sangin in Helmand province, the governor of Helmand told the BBC.
Nato said it airlifted hundred of troops into the area earlier this week as part of Operation Achilles, aimed at “our long-term goal of providing the security conditions necessary to allow the government of Afghanistan to begin reconstruction and development in the area”.
It says it has inflicted serious damage to the Taleban’s infrastructure in the area.