Taliban closing in on Dohn-i-Ghori district, says public rep
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The Baghlan provincial council warned the government on Thursday Dohn-i-Ghori district would fall into the hands of Taliban if Dand-i-Ghori area was not retaken.
A member of provincial council, Bismillah Atash, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban captured Shah-i-Naw area of the district as a result of an attack on Wednesday night when the security personnel left the neighbourhood.
“With the control of Shahr-i-Naw or Bazaar Postak area, the Taliban have tightened their grip on Dohn-i-Ghori and blocked all roads to the district,” he said, calling for urgent operations in the localities.
A resident of the district, Mohammad Anan, said the insurgents had captured the Bazaar Postak and Maktab checkpoint. “The security personnel should launch operations as soon as possible to secure the district,” he stressed.
But the police chief, Brig. Gen. Ewaz Mohammad Naziri, said the Taliban on attacked the Shar-i-Naw locality of the districtwhen public uprising members and police came back 300 metres from their locations.
The clash is still ongoing, the police boss said. Four Taliban fighters were killed, five injured and two others arrested while trying to flee the area in women’s dress, he concluded.
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