Sar-i-Pul fighting goes on since last 24 hours
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): A heavy fighting between local uprising groups and militants entered a second day on Wednesday in Sancharak district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, a public representative said.
The provincial council’s deputy chief, Syed Asadullah Danish, told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash broke out 24 hours ago after militants attacked check-points of militiamen on Tuesday evening and the firefight was still underway.
Local officials claimed at least 24 insurgents had been killed and wounded so far in the gun-battle.
The fighting left the road leading to Balkhab district blocked, said Danish, who had no information about causalities.
A local driver confirmed the Balkhab road had been blocked. A district official, who wished to go unnamed, said most of the areas in Sancharak district had been captured by Taliban militants.
He said security forces were in control of Dih Marda locality and the Balkhab road had been reopened for traffic.
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