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100 trapped policemen rescued in Baghlan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  The Afghan security forces rescued more than 100 policemen and Afghan Local Police (ALP) from the Taliban siege in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Saturday.

“The rescued soldiers had been in the Taliban siege from the past 15 days in Alawuddin and Mangalhai localities,” Colo. Abdul Rashed Bashir, Acting Deputy Chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He added that the Taliban insurgents blew up Ab Qol Bridge and closed all roads leading to the area where the Afghan forces were under siege. “Security forces rescued at a time when they were about to be captured by the insurgents along with their weapons.”

He added that security forces conducted operation in Mangalah and Khudaidad Khel villages, aimed at clearing the presence of militants from the area, in which six Taliban including their commander, Mowlawi Qadir had been killed during operation. In addition 13 others were received injuries.

“Taliban militants flee the area in early morning, and security forces took control of Mangal village,” a local resident, Mohammad Kabir quoted by Pajhwok, as saying.

“But the situation is no normal yet, as some sporadic fires still comes to ear in the area.”

Hinting over displacement of people due to war and also to avoid such practice at the future, he called on the government to take necessary measures to maintain peace and security in the area.

The Taliban insurgent did not comment into the matter so far.

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