“Baharak district has been cleared of the armed insurgents and the Taliban rebels pose no threats to the provincial capital Taluqan city currently,” Hajari said.
Taliban militants in a surprise move captured major parts of Baharak district some 10 days ago and were attempting to overrun Takhar’s provincial capital Taloqan city.
However, the security forces in massive operations have killed 50 insurgents and killed 37 others over the past three days, forcing militants to flee to the neighbouring Khawaja Ghar district, Hajari said.
The official also confirmed that three security personnel had been killed and six others wounded over the past three days of counter-militancy operations.
Saturday 5 October 2019 23:01