Afghanistan- Taliban pushed back from Takhar district

(MENAFN- Afghanistan Times) AT News Report

KABUL: Security officials in the northeastern province of
Takhar confirmed that Taliban fighters carried out attacks on some districts
late Thursday including the Chah Aab district, where they controlled the
district for a few hours before they were defeated by reinforcement.

Khalil Asir, provincial Police spokesman, said Friday that
Taliban managed to take control of the district center, but the reinforcement
of security forces pushed them back.

'Taliban stormed the Chah Aab district at 05:00 am and set
fire to the district building during which some shops also caught fire. But
security forces retook the city,' Asir said.

Ministry of Defense said that 28 attackers including Hekmat,
a local commander of Taliban were killed.

Separately, Taliban militants attacked security forces'
checkpoints in the districts of Darqad and Baharak. The assault inflicted
casualties on insurgents and security forces.

Provincial Spokesman, Havad Hejri, said 12 attackers were
killed during attacks on Darqad and Baharak.

Taliban claimed in a statement that their fighters took
control of Chah Aab and killed at least 40 Afghan troops.


Afghanistan Times

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