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Afghan forces Retake Qala-e-Zal District from Taliban

(Last Updated On: May 16, 2017 1:47 pm)

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Afghan security forces recaptured Qala-e-Zal district of Kunduz province on Tuesday, ten days after the Taliban militants seized its control.

The Afghan interior ministry confirmed that the district was retaken from the Taliban early in the morning following a heavy fighting.

According to information obtained by Ariana News, the insurgents had planted mines in most parts of the region and that its clearance would take time.

The Taliban group has not made a comment yet.

Taliban militants seized the district on May 6 as the group launched its “spring offensive”.

Kunduz province has been one of the Taliban’s main targets. Over the past two years, the group have twice managed to seize the city for a short periods before being driven off by Afghan security forces.

By: Hesamuddin Hesam

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