Afghan forces battle Taliban, retake northern district

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Afghan security forces recaptured Taliban-held Dand-e-Ghori district in the country's northern Baghlan province on Thursday, an official said.

"Government forces swept out all enemies in Dand-e-Ghori on Wednesday night. Since then, cleanup operations have continued in different parts of the district," the official said.

However, he could not provide details about possible casualties, saying details would be shared with media later in the day, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Dand-e-Ghori has served as a bastion for the Taliban, from where the militants have organised their activities in Baghlan and neighbouring provinces.

To evict Taliban from the area, the government launched a major offensive five weeks ago during which 200 armed militants were killed.

IANS


Updated Date: Mar 03, 2016 14:32 PM

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