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Taliban overrun Jawzjan’s Khumab district

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Taliban overrun Jawzjan’s Khumab district

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Sep 10, 2018 - 11:49

SHEBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The Talibaninfo-icon on Monday captured the Khumab district of northern Jawzjan province after 24 hours of clashes with security forces, local official said.

Police chief Brig. Gen Faqeer Mohammad Jawzjani told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed the district at 4:00pm on Sunday and the firefight lasted until this morning.

Unaware of casualty figures, the police official said security forces were doing their best to recapture the district.

Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban’s spokesman, confirmed the fall of the district and said details about casualties would be shared with the media later on.

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