• publish: 20 August 2016
  • time: 8:17 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 4274

Afghan forces re-took control of Khanabad district in northern Kunduz from militants

Afghan forces have retaken control of Khanabad district in northern Kunduz province which fell to Taliban earlier today, local officials said.

Security officials just informed that Afghan forces re-rook control of Khanabad district form Taliban insurgents, forcing Taliban to flee.

Khanabad district fell to Taliban insurgents around 9 a.m. this morning.

Hayatullah Amiri district chief had said in the morning that lack of ammunition and reinforcement made the district to fall to Taliban insurgents.

“We had informed high ranking officials about the possibility of the district’s fall, but no one paid attention”, Amiri said.

General Murad Ali Murad deputy chief of staff earlier said on his Facebook page that due to growing insecurity he had gone to northern provinces from southern Helmand province.

Kunduz is located in northern part of Afghanistan and has seven districts with Kunduz of the same name serving as its capital.

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