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Afghan forces recapture Darqad district in northern Takhar

(Last Updated On: January 10, 2016)

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Afghan security forces recaptured Darqad district in the northern Takhar province of Afghanistan, MoD announced on Sunday.

A statement released by Afghan ministry of defense said,” the district was completely captured by Afghan security forces today at 05:00 a.m. local time”.

According to the statement at least 30 Taliban militants were killed and injured and 9 others were arrested during the operations and a number of military equipments were also seized by Afghan forces.

MoD says the clearance operation is still continuing to completely clear the area from the existence of the anti-government militant groups.

Taliban group has not made a comment yet.

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