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Taliban capture Takhar’s Dasht-i-Kala district

Taliban capture Takhar’s Dasht-i-Kala district

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May 30, 2018 - 18:06

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The Talibaninfo-icon on Wednesday overran the Dasht-i-Kala district of northern Takhar province and captured important buildings, local officials said.

Police Spokesman Col. Abdul Khalil Aseer told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban stormed security forces check-posts near district bazaar early at around 6:00am.

He added security forces have retreated from police headquarters and intelligence compound and currently the fighting was underway on the outskirts of district bazaar.

 Eight security forces and 18 Taliban have been killed during the clash while the Taliban torched district and other government buildings in the district.

Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed capturing the district completely, destroying three tanks and killing 24 soldiers.

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