Hamdullah, the district governor, said in a phone conversation with TOLOnews that all the government employees in the district, are under siege and the Taliban are advancing.
Hamdullah said that clashes between the Taliban and government forces broke out three days ago when dozens of armed Taliban attacked the district.
So far four policemen have been killed in the clash with the Taliban and ten others were wounded, Hamdullah said.
Hamdullah warned that it would be tragic if the district collapsed.
Provincial governor Mohammad Aman Hamim meanwhile said that preparations have been taken to deploy commando forces to the district.
Taliban confirmed the clashes and claims that 34 army and police soldiers have been killed in the clashes.
Hamim did not give information about the causalities but said that due to the district being so remote, there were no further details.
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:38