Three villages in Sancharak district of Sar-e-Pul have collapsed to the Taliban following heavy cl
Sar-e-Pul’s Sancharak Under Taliban Threat
Three villages in Sancharak district of Sar-e-Pul have collapsed to the Taliban following heavy clashes, the provincial council said Tuesday.
Masjad Sabz, Topkhana and Guzar are the villages that collapsed, said officials adding that heavy clashes were also ongoing in other parts of the district.
Provincial spokesman Zabiullah Amani said that reinforcements are due to arrive in the district and it is expected that air strikes will be conducted Tuesday to suppress the insurgents.
According to the officials 10 local policemen and public uprising fighters have been killed and 10 others wounded.
During the clashes nearly 30 Taliban were killed and 40 others wounded.
Taliban militants have recently intensified their attacks in several parts of the country but they have suffered heavy casualties.
Taliban insurgents suffered a heavy casualty toll in the Khwaja Ghar battle against security forces – who are driving the insurgents back from the district, local officials said.
The Khwaja Ghar attack took place at about 3am local time Monday after dozens of Taliban insurgents attacked the district and took control of it for a few hours.
However, by mid-morning, security forces were able to re-take control of the district - after hours of heavy clashes, a spokesman for the provincial governor, Sonatullah Timor, said in a statement.