• publish: 4 April 2019
  • time: 12:14 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 7621

Government forces received heavy casualties in Bala Murghab

Bala Murghab, a district in Badghis province in the northwest of Afghanistan, once again came under attack by Taliban militants on Wednesday night.

Local officials added that the government forces have suffered “high casualties”.  

Almost 500 troops are fighting an unknown number of Taliban militants in the district, said Abdul Aziz Beg, Head of Badghis Provincial Council

The police headquarters, the Army base and some other parts the city are vulnerable to threat by the Taliban, he claimed.

Local security officials have not commented on the attack.

Taliban in a statement claimed that they have taken the control a number of check posts in the district after Wednesday night’s attack. 

Last time, the district came under Taliban attack early in March and was under siege for more than two weeks, leaving more than two dozens of security forces dead and almost 28 of them gone missing.

This comes as the conflicts have intensified in different parts of the country with the arrival of the spring season – which is deemed as a usual fighting season for insurgents fighting the Afghan government forces.

President Ashraf Ghani on April 2 approved the annual security plan which encompasses boosting security and fighting insurgents.  

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