Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Insurgents overrun Surkh Kotal area of Baghlan

Insurgents overrun Surkh Kotal area of Baghlan

By
On
May 18, 2016 - 13:50

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon have captured the Surkh Kotal locality of northern Baghlan province after several days of fighting, with security forces managing to flee the area, officials on Wednesday.

One security official, who wished to go unnamed, confided Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents had intensified attacks in the area early on Wednesday and security personnel had to retreat after the locality fell to the militants.

Sources revealed a number of security personnel, who had been under siege for the past four days, managed to flee the neighbourhood.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the Surkh Kotal locality had fallen into their hands and scores of security men had been killed or wounded.

Meanwhile, relatives of security officials, who had been trapped in Tapa-i-German locality, said they had no information about their family members.

Mohammad Karim, relative of a soldier, said two of his cousins were in Afghan Local Police ranks were under Taliban’s siege. They claimed two policemen were killed and as many wounded in a Taliban attack early in the morning.

Governor Abdul Sattar Barez, meanwhile, accused the militants of hiding in civilian houses. He said due to fear of civilian causalities, security officials could not move quickly against the fighters.

nh/mud

 

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Twitter Update