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14 killed as battle for Yamgan control rages

14 killed as battle for Yamgan control rages

Jun 06, 2015 - 12:58

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon insurgents gained control over half of the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday, but lost eight fighters to intensifying clashes with security forces, the acting governor said.

Shah Wali Adib told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces retreat from their check-posts was tactical. He rejected Yamangan had fallen to the enemy.

He said intense fighting was ongoing between the Taliban and security forces in which four security-men and 10 assailants had been killed so far.

Earlier local officials said more than 250 Chechen, Uzbek and Tajik fighters had engaged security forces in Warduj, Juram and Yamgan districts.

Half of the Yamgan district, according to Adib, had fallen to the Taliban, but security forces held the district centre and surrounding areas.

Police spokesman Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai said additional forces had been sent from the provincial capital, Faizabad, to Yamgan by helicopters.

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email the group had overrun Yamgan district, killing 18 soldiers and seizing two tanks with weapons and ammunitions.

He added the backup troops were targeted in Jurm district on the way to Yamgan and many were killed and wounded.



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