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Security forces recapture some areas of Mirzawlang

Security forces recapture some areas of Mirzawlang

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Aug 21, 2017 - 16:05

SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces have taken control of Sheram and Kalta Taw areas of Mirzawlang village in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Monday.

Governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat told Pajhwok Afghan News the security forces carried out a predawn operation for retaking the valley. The security personnel suffered no casualties.

Mirzawlang was overrun by militants on August 4 when 50 civilians were reportedly killed. However the area was recaptured by Afghan forces on August 14.

Nearly 40 bodies of people allegedly killed by militants after being abducted were found in two mass graves in the locality. The Talibaninfo-icon have denied hand in the massacre.

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