Sar-i-Pul villages fall to Taliban
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban have captured parts of Sayyad district in northern Sar-i-Pul province, and the ensuing firefight left one policeman and an assailant dead, an official said on Saturday.
Police Chief Maj. Gen. Noor Habib Gulbahari told Pajhwok Afghan News rebels mounted attack when security forces were offering Jumah prayers.
He said insurgents had captured the Aqsvi village and blocked logistic supply route to Kohistanat district. He, however, said that security forces would regain control of the areas soon.
Abdullah Ansari, the town’s administrative chief said, militants had captured Mirzawalang valley of the district. He said the valley was strategically important because it connect with kohistanat district.
He warned if the area was not purged of insurgents they would soon capture the district centre. Insurgents had already captured 14 villages in the Suzma Qila district.
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