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Taliban overrun 11 police check-posts in Uruzgan’s Gizab district

Taliban overrun 11 police check-posts in Uruzgan’s Gizab district

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May 31, 2016 - 14:16

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen security check-posts have fallen to Talibaninfo-icon in the Gizab district of central Uruzgan province, with policemen managing to escape to neighboring Daikundi, a source said on Tuesday.

A security official with knowledge of the unsettling development confided to Pajhwok Afghan News that dozens of insurgents staged brazen attacks on security check-posts in the area last night.

Fierce clashes triggered by the coordinated assaults continued into the early morning, said the official, who requested not to be named. Subsequently, he said, police abandoned a number of posts and fled the area.

Meanwhile, provincial council chiefAbdul Karim Khadmansaid at least 11 checkpoints had been captured by the Taliban.He demanded the immediate dispatch of reinforcements to the district to avoid further losses.

Gen. Mohammad Rassoul Kandahar, a senior official of Afghan National Army (ANA) in the province, acknowledged clashes with theTaliban in Gizab but he ruled out the fall of the district. He admitted a shortage of troops in Gizab.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, meanwhile, said the rebel group had captured eight police check-posts with arms and ammunition in Gizab.

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