The AP, which cites three government sources, also reports that the Taliban have taken to the outskirts of the Afghan capital.

On Twitter, the Afghan government states that gunfire has been heard but that the situation is under control.

Expressen's foreign correspondent Magda Gad is in Kabul:

“Never seen traffic like this in Kabul.

The city is in total chaos.

It can take two hours to move around a neighborhood.

I see a car in front of me now that is packed with things and suitcases on the roof.

Nobody knows what is happening and nobody knows what to do ", she writes on Twitter.

The text is updated.