According to local sources, about 23 security personnel and 12 militants suffered casualties. The Langar area fell into the hands of insurgents during clashes in Qala-i-Naw and Qadis district late on Monday night. Pajhowak reported.
A member of provincial council, Fareed Akhizai, said the militants overran Golchin area Monday night. Three security personnel were killed in the clash.
A resident of the area confirmed the fall of the area. Without going into details, he said the security forces suffered casualties and the militants took away a tank and three pick-ups.
Mirza Ali, the district administrative chief, said security forces had tactically withdrawn from the area and denied the capture of military vehicles by the Taliban.
Meanwhile, the district police chief, Mohammad Hanzala, also verified the brief fall of the area. However, he explained, it was retaken after the arrival of reinforcements.
But the district chief said the Langar area of the provincial capital was under government forces’ control.