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Taliban torch vacated military base in Baghlan

Security & Crime


Taliban torch vacated military base in Baghlan

Sep 21, 2015 - 15:05

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon militants captured and torched a military centre in Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.

Local officials said Afghan security forces had withdrawn from the centre two days ago moving to Alawuddin area of the district.

Baghlan public order police chief Col. Burhanuddin Zahid told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban burned the empty military base in Abqul area on Sunday night.

He said there were no important equipment on the base but some wooden booths and three security towers were destroyed.

Security forces did not need that base and it was not an achievement for Taliban, the police chief said, adding that Afghan forces had always repulsed Taliban attacks on their active bases.

A resident of the area, Jannat Gul, said the Taliban destroyed everything on the base using tractors.

He said the base was located in a desert area and the militants were currently present in nearby villages.

Few days ago, Taliban stormed a military base in Nawrozak area of Baghlan-i-Markazi district and killed to Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and wounded four others, but the attack was pushed back.


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