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Security forces resist Taliban attacks on Qala-i-Zal district

Security forces resist Taliban attacks on Qala-i-Zal district

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Apr 28, 2018 - 13:50

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Talibaninfo-icon captured main bazaar of Qala-i-Zal district in northern Kunduz province while police headquarters and district office was still in security forces hands, a local representative said on Saturday.

Syed Asadullah Sadaat, the Provincial Council (PC) member, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban attacked army base on the outskirts of district bazaar last night at around 2:00am.

Until 9:00am, this morning the Taliban and security forces have been engaged in fighting in the Aqtapa locality close to the district bazaar.

Baba Guldi, the resident of Aqtapai locality acknowledged the district bazaar was in the Taliban’s control.

Police Chief Abdul Hameed Hameedi rejected the claim the Taliban have captured the Aqtapai Bazaar saying fighting was underway between the Taliban and security forces on district office.

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