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Sar-i-Pul: Taliban besiege Sancharak district center

Sar-i-Pul: Taliban besiege Sancharak district center

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Apr 15, 2019 - 17:00

SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon militants have laid siege to the center of Sancharak district in northern Sar-i-Pul province, a public representative and officials said on Monday.

Asadullah Khurram, a provincial council member who has been stuck in the district’s center for the last three months, told Pajhwok Afghan News over the telephone that the Bazarbashi locality of the district had been captured by the Taliban militants.

He said the Taliban were only one kilometer away to the district building and were likely to capture the district’s center.

Zabihullah Amani, the governor’s spokesman, also confirmed to Pajhwok the Sancharak district was under high threat from the rebels, but said reinforcements had reached the district to normalize the situation.

He also said Taliban militants stormed security check-posts in Baghawi and Saoqbil localities of Sar-i-Pul, the provincial capital, late Sunday night.

In the clashes, two Taliban militants and one policeman were killed and nine policemen and five militants were wounded. Currently security forces were in control of the areas, Amani concluded.

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