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Afghan security forces recapture Kohistanat district

Afghan security forces recapture Kohistanat district

Aug 22, 2015 - 10:09

SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces have recaptured the Kohistanat district of northern Sar-i-Pul province from militants, an official said Saturday.

On July 28 this year, the Talibaninfo-icon overran Kohistanat. Governor Abdul Jabbar Haqbayan told Pajhwok Afghan News that Afghan security forces took large areas of the district during an operation launched today morning.

Taliban fled to Qala-i-Shahr area of the district, but Afghan forces followed them, he said, adding that militants took some equipment from the district center, including computers and an ambulance, with them and smashed windows of the building.

Five militants were killed and nine others wounded during the firefight, he said, adding that three security personnel were also wounded in the face-off, he added.

A resident of the area who wished to go unnamed said that Afghan Local Police (ALP) members and upraising members entered the district building and forced rebels to flee from the area.

Taliban militants did not comment on the incident so far.


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