Bariz blames security forces for Dahna-i-Ghori’s fall
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Baghlan province on Monday blamed the fall of Dahna-i-Ghori district to Taliban on security personnel’s negligence.
Addressing a press conference, Abdul Sattar Barizalleged the district fell to militants as a result of negligence of security officials. A delegation has been appointed to investigate the district’s capture.
He said reinforcementshad arrived to launch an operation to retake the town and clear it of insurgents.
A provincial council member, Firozuddin Aimaq, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “Taliban launched a coordinated attack on security forces in the district a day ahead of its fall. The militants suffered heavy casualties in retaliatory action,”
Aimaq said the Taliban captured the district without any resistance, because the operational commander at the district police headquarter had left the area on Sunday evening.
He said Baghlan tribal elders and jihadi commanders decided to take action against the militants if the government did not pay serious attention to provincial security.
Dahna-i-Ghori is located 30 kilometres south of Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province.
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