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Taliban seize several villages, checkpoints in Takhar

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Taliban seize several villages, checkpoints in Takhar

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Jun 19, 2017 - 14:27

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): A battle for the recapture of six check-posts in the Khwaja Ghar district of northern Takhar province has been launched while security forces are on the defensive in Khwaja Bahauddin town, an official said on Monday.

Maj. Abdul Khalil Aseer, the provincial police chief, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News the Talibaninfo-icon had captured eight villages and six check-posts on Sunday night in Khawaja Ghar.

Three policemen were killed and as many wounded during the overnight firefight. “From the Dasht-i-Archi district of Kunduz, the rebels launched attacks on Pul-i-Momin, Gor Tepa and other areas,” he said.

The Taliban captured some areas in Khwaja Bahauddin and blocked the Bahauddin-Durqad road. He acknowledged three security personnel had been killed and as many injured in Khwaja Bahauddin.

Naseem Khan, a resident of the area, said the Taliban had captured four check-posts from the security forces. The rebels also confirmed fighting in Khwaja Ghar, and did not comment on situation in Khwaja Bahauddin.

The group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed six local policemen were killed and four others injured while 12 check-posts were captured by the fighters in Khwaja Ghar.

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