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Governor demands reinforcements as Baghlan clashes continue

Governor demands reinforcements as Baghlan clashes continue

Apr 16, 2016 - 11:52

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The governor on Saturday asked the central government to dispatch additional security forces to northern Baghlan province to drive militants from the conflict-hit areas.

Abdul Sattar Barez said clashes between security forces and insurgents were underway in Dan-i-Shahabuddin and Dand-i-Ghori areas on the outskirts of Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital.

Taliban militants recently mounted attacks on security posts in different areas of Baghlan, particularly in Dan-i-Shahabuddin and Dand-I-Ghori areas.

Barez told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants launched attacks on security posts in Dand-i-Shahabuddin on Friday, but met a strong resistance from Afghan forces. He confirmed heavy clashes were still underway and many areas had been recaptured from militants.

He said 15 militants were killed and 10 others including a Talibaninfo-icon commander Mullah Abdur Rassoul were wounded during the clashes. But he said more security personnel were needed to deal with the ongoing organized conflict in Baghlan.


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