• publish: 11 September 2015
  • time: 12:01 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 1175
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Taliban captured Raghistan district of northern Badakhshan province  

Taliban militants after several days of fierce fighting overrun Raghistan district in Badakhshan province on Friday, a local official said.

“Taliban rebels after bloody fighting and suffering huge casualties entered the headquarters of Raghistan district Friday morning, forcing security forces to retreat,” district police chief Mohammad Ishaq said.

However, he didn’t furnish more details.

Meanwhile, Abdul Rauf Baik, an elder of the district, confirmed the incident saying that the fighting between security forces and Taliban militants has been continuing outside district headquarters.

He said the Taliban insurgents have set on fire several government departments and entities.

Taliban militants who are active in Badakhshan province have yet to make comment.

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