Taliban capture parts of Takhar’s Darqad district
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Following heavy clashes with security forces, the Taliban have seized parts of the Darqad district of northern Takhar province, an official said on Thursday.
Police spokesman Col. Khalil Aseer told Pajhwok Afghan News three Taliban fighters and an Afghan Local Police (ALP) member had been killed in the clashes.
He acknowledged the insurgents had captured Qamguzar and Qaghni localities of the restive district as a result of fierce clashes.
Sher Dil, a resident of the area, said the Taliban and security forces were locked in fighting. Both sides have suffered causalities, according to the resident, who did not have specific figures.
Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed killing one ALP member and seizing another. The group said it had captured some areas of the district.
Some two months ago, the militants overran Darqad, but the security forces retook the district a fortnight earlier.
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