Afghanistan: Taliban claim capture of Yangi Qala District of Takhar province

NNR/Abdul Rehman – September 10, 2019

Taliban claimed to have captured Takhar’s Yangi Qala District and killed a number of security forces in clashes.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for provincial governor, Mohammad Jawad Hejri, said Yangi Qala district has fallen to the Taliban after heavy clashes.

He said the forces are trying to retake the district from the Taliban, while clashes are still ongoing.

He said 28 Taliban fighters, including Taliban commander Mullah Imamuddin have been killed during clashes.

He said government forces have retreated from the district to prevent civilian casualties and the Taliban has not reached the center of the district.

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