Afghanistan: Taliban claims killing dozens of policemen, seeks control of Anar Dara district in Farah

Afghanistan: Taliban claims killing dozens of policemen, seeks control of Anar Dara district in Farah

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 12 Mar 2018

Kabul, Mar 12 (IBNS): Sounding alert, officials in Afghanistan's Farah province said on Monday that Anar Dara district is virtually under Taliban control.

Local media quoted Dadullah Qane, a member of the provincial council, as saying that Taliban militants attacked the centre of the district on Monday early morning and has taken control of the police headquarters.

"If reinforcements are not deployed to the district, Anar Dara will fall completely to the Taliban," Qane was quoted as saying by Tolo News.

According to Farid Bakhtawar, head of Farah provincial council, forces had gone Fararod area in Bala Blok district on Friday night to launch an operation, but were ambushed instead by the militants.

At least 15 soldiers were killed while a number of them have been kept hostage by the Taliban fighters.

"In total there are 18 persons of whom three have been captured and the rest including eight Special Forces have been killed,” Bakhtawar said.   

Qane added, "The Special Forces had launched a clearing operation, but they suffered losses in this operation."

 

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Afghanistan: Taliban claims killing dozens of policemen, seeks control of Anar Dara district in Farah

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