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Security forces retake police HQ from Taliban in Dasht-e-Archi

AT-KABUL: After successful operation, the Afghan security forces had retaken the police headquarters in Dasht-e-Archi of northern Kunduz province.

The headquarters was taken by the Taliban two years ago. The government forces had recaptured it on Monday night.

The deputy chief of army staff, General Murad Ali Murad, told media that 15 Taliban militants were killed, including the Taliban deputy shadow governor Mullah Rahim, during the operation. Three insurgents were also injured, he said.

“The clashes between security forces and the Taliban are still continued as troops are moving forward. The operation will continue until all the Taliban militants were eliminated,” Gen. Murad said.

The deputy chief of army staff has not provided any information about security forces or civilians casualties.

The military officials said that they are sure they will retake control of the district governor’s compound soon.

Dasht-e-Archi district is used as a key base by the Taliban during the past few years from where they have launched many attacks on Kunduz and other parts of the northeastern Afghanistan.

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