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Insurgents take over Yamgan district in Badakshan

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At the onset of campaigning for the upcoming second round of elections, Yamgan district of Badakhshan has been occupied by armed opposition forces.

Fazludin Ayar, Badakhshan security commander said, “Due to inclement weather conditions in the area, security forces have been unable to regain the territory and have temporarily halted the assault.”

Operations to free the district from the clutches of the insurgents would again commence once the heavy rains have abated, added Ayar.

He also mentioned that 17 insurgents had been killed during the first 3 days of armed conflict that ensued.

Yamgan district is considered an insecure area in Badakhshan, which could negatively impact other areas of the province.

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Baghlan hospital chief killed in targeted attack

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Khalil-ur-Rahman Narmgui, chief of the Baghlan-e-Markazi district hospital, in Baghlan province was killed in an attack by Taliban militants on Tuesday evening, the Interior Ministry (MoI) confirmed.

NAI, a media advocacy group, said in a statement that Narmgui was the former head of the journalists union in Baghlan.

According to the statement, Narmgui was shot dead in the Sarak-e-Panj area of the Baghlan-e-Markazi district while he was on his way to Pul-e-Khumri city of the province.

Meanwhile, NAI urged the government to arrest and prosecute the culprits.

The Taliban has not commented yet.

This comes as targeted killings have increased across the country.

NAI stated that eight journalists have been assassinated in the past few months.

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Taliban attack security outpost in Logar, killing 9

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At least nine pro-government forces were killed in a clash with the Taliban militants in eastern Logar province, sources said.

Security sources on a condition of anonymity told Ariana News that the clash started after the insurgents stormed a security outpost in the Hesarak area in Pul-e-Alam, capital of Logar, on Monday night.

At least nine public uprising force members were killed and one more was wounded in the skirmish, sources added.

According to the sources, the Taliban overrun the outpost and seized all weapons and ammo of the outpost.

The Taliban claimed responsibility the attack.

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Badakhshan gold mine collapse kills four

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Four people have been killed in the collapse of a gold mine in Badakhshan, local officials said Monday.

Sanaullah Rohani, a spokesman for Badakhshan police told Ariana News that the collapse happened in the Raghistan district of the province.

Four miners were killed and three others wounded in the incident.

The collapse took place under the Taliban-controlled area in the district on late Sunday.

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