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Tala Wa Barfak district retaken

AT-KABUL: The Afghan security forces have recaptured Tala Wa Barfak district of Baghlan province following a coordinate operation against Taliban militants, local officials said on Friday.

Provincial governor’s spokesman, Mahmood Haqmal confirming the news, said that security forces retaken the control of the strategic district on early Friday morning.

He furthered, the Afghan security forces pushed Taliban fighters out of the district, leaving 10 insurgents dead. However, he also informed that two security forces were received injuries in the attack.

Based on reports, the district was fallen on the Taliban on Wednesday afternoon. However, intense fighting was underway between Afghan security forces and the Taliban militants in the past two days, where eventually the security forces retaken the district.

The Tala Wa Barfak district governor, Faiz Mohammad Amiri said that Taliban have seized the district on Tuesday. He was also informed that the Taliban attacked the district from many directions and cut all the roads to the district.

According to the security officials, the district fallen to the Taliban as the Afghan security forces made a tactical retreat in a bid to prevent civilian casualties.

In the meantime, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense (MoD), Dawlat Waziri, confirmed that Afghan security forces fully recaptured the district from the Taliban insurgents.

“Clearance operations are still underway and the insurgents have suffered heavy casualties during the clashes with the security forces,” Gen. Waziri said, adding that the Afghan security forces received no casualties in the operation.

The security situation in northern Baghlan province has been deteriorated in the recent years as the anti-government armed militants are attempting to expand their insurgency in some of the key northern provinces.


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