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Dasht-i-Archi district also falls to Taliban

Dasht-i-Archi district also falls to Taliban

Jun 22, 2015 - 09:21

KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): The Dasht-i-Archi district in northern Kunduz province fell to Talibaninfo-icon insurgents on  Monday, residents said

Abdul Jalil, a resident of the district, told Pajhwok Afghan News insurgents overran security check posts around the district after heavy clashes with security forces on Sunday night.

He added today morning militants forced their way inside the district centre, raising white flags.

Nazaruddin Nazari, district chief, confirmed to local media the district had fallen to Taliban. Local officials, however, could not be reached for comments despite repeated attempts by Pajhwok Afghan News.

Taliban militants on their website claimed seizing 14 police posts located around the district center late on Sunday followed by continues fight that led to the capture of the district headquarters today at around 7:00am.

A day earlier, Taliban claimed two security posts of Afghan Local Police (ALP) were captured by insurgents during a clash that left four ALP members dead and two others wounded.

This is the second district coming in Taliban control during the ongoing week after Chahardara district of the province was captured by militants last Saturday. The worsening situation in Kunduz has posed a threat to security situation of the capital of the province.

The residents of the province warned some other areas of the province were also about to fall to Taliban if the government did not improve security.


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