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Forces re-take control of Faryab’s Qarghan district

Forces re-take control of Faryab’s Qarghan district

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Aug 30, 2019 - 14:17

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Security forces have retaken the control of Qarghan district in northwestern Faryab province from the Talibaninfo-icon after several hours of fire-fight, an official said on Friday.

Police Spokesman Abdul Karim Yourish told Pajhwok Afghan News Afghan forces retook the district from the Taliban in a joint operation.

Five Taliban, including Mullahinfo-icon Khanjar, was killed in the operation that started at 11:00 am on Thursday and concluded at 3:00 pm in the afternoon.

Separately, 11 policemen were killed and five others injured in the Kashandi district of Balkh province.

Abdul Yaqin, the administrative chief of Dara-i-Su district said security forces convoy from Balkh to Samangan province was targeted by militants in which 11 policemen were killed and five others injured.

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