Taliban overrun police station in Lashkargah
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Taliban fighters have captured a police station in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, a reliable source said on Monday.
One security official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban captured the post before noon in the limits of the 2nd police district. He said some policemen were likely killed and wound.
Mohibullah, a resident of locality, said the insurgents had entered the provincial capital and there was fear and chaos all around.
But Omar Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, rejected the claims. He said clashes were underway at the police station in Mukhtar locality but reports of security forces’ defeat were false.
Meanwhile Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News: “With the help of Almighty Allah, the mujahidin are about to enter Lashkargah.”
The governor’s house is situated six kilometres from Mukhtar locality, where heavy clashes are ongoing between the Taliban and security forces.
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