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Taliban closing in on Gorzaiwan district centre

Taliban closing in on Gorzaiwan district centre

Oct 07, 2015 - 17:39

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Local officials on Wednesday said the Talibaninfo-icon had captured many localities in Gorzaiwan district of northern Faryab province, urging the government to act preemptively to prevent the fall of the district centre.

Abdul Razaq Kakar, the district chief, said hundreds of Taliban fighters, led by Mullahinfo-icon Shoib, Mullah Ahmad Shah, Qari Jailan and a Pakistani Sheikh, had attacked the district from east and west reaching four kilometres near the district centre.

He told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban had seized Qazaq, Quraish, Shah Qara, Ghal Namak and Darae Joz localities around the district headquarters.

He said Gorzaiwan was without a police chief and police forces deployed there were inadequate and it was the uprising forces standing in the way of insurgents. “We presented our problems many times to the provincial officials both orally and in written, but nobody paid attention.”

Ghulam Sakhi Nawid, a former provincial council deputy head, said some uprising forces had been surrounded by Taliban and army helicopters instead of rescuing them transferred the district chief to Maimana, the provincial capital.

Nawid said dozens of jihadi commanders were fighting against the Taliban but the evacuation of the district chief by helicopter would bring the forces morale down.

Naqibullah Tofa, an uprising commander, said the government could send helicopters for the district chief but had no concern for the beleaguered people.

Three nights back, Taliban insurgents sneaked into some parts of Maimana city but they faced resistance and defeat at the hands of security and uprising forces.



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