Taliban captures district in Northwestern Afghanistan

Taliban captures district in Northwestern Afghanistan
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  • calendar-gray 30 March 2019

The Taliban militants captured late on 29 March the Arghanj Khwa district of the Badakhshan province in northwestern Afghanistan, ONAreports citing the Ariana News broadcaster.

At least 14 Afghan servicemen and militiamen were killed, and over 10 others were injured in the clashes with Taliban, provincial council member Jawid Majidi said.

Taliban also seized a number of weapons and equipment after the retreat of the Afghan forces.

The report comes after some 10 Afghan security force servicemen were reportedly killed and up to 13 others were wounded in Taliban attacks in the country's southern Helmand province.

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