Baghlan operation rescues over 100 trapped policemen
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): More than 100 Policemen and Afghan Local Police (ALP) have been rescued from the Taliban siege in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Saturday.
Colo. Abdul Rashed Bashir, Acting deputy police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the soldiers had been in the Taliban siege from the past 15 days in Alawuddin and Mangalhai localities.
“Taliban exploded Ab Qol Bridge and had closed all the roads leading to the area where security officials were about to be captured by the militants with their weapons ammunition,” he said.
Bashir said security forces launched a clearing offensive aimed at purged Mangalha and Khudaidad Khel villages from militants as a result six Taliban including their commander, Mowlawi Qadir hd been killed and 13 others wounded.
A local resident, Mohammad Kabir, said Taliban flee the area in early morning, and security forces took control of Mangal village, But situation still has not returned to normalcy because some sporadic fires heard in the area.
He asked the government and security organizations to take essential measures for maintaining security, to avoid the displacement of people in the future.
Taliban has not commented over the event.
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