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Coordinated Taliban attack on Saghar district repulsed

Coordinated Taliban attack on Saghar district repulsed

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Sep 04, 2018 - 15:18

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday said a coordinated Talibaninfo-icon attack on the Saghar district of western Ghorinfo-icon province had drawn a befitting response from the security forces.

Abdul Hai Khatibi, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that heavy casualties were inflicted on the insurgents, who were forced to retreat.

The security forces regained in control of several areas of the district, he said, adding: “The enemy has lost the ability to fight against security personnel.”

Nabi, one of the soldiers who sustained injuries during the firefight, said: “The militants were beaten and forced into fleeing to the mountains last night.”

He said at least 12 insurgent suffered casualties and only three security personnel were wounded.

A military chopper evacuated seven injured security personnel from the district to Civil Hospital and their condition was said to be stable.

Earlier, according to some reports, the militants are planning to capture some western districts of the province. The Taliban have not yet commented in this regard.

sa/mud

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