24 July 2017

News Story: Taliban group intensifies activities in Afghanistan northern regions

KABUL, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Taliban have obviously increased activities in Afghanistan's northern region as the armed insurgents conducted series of offensives in a few districts in a single day on Sunday, leaving over three dozen people dead and injured, officials said.

The armed insurgents, according to local media reports, in a surprise move overrun Kohistanat district in the northern Faryab province on Sunday morning.

Confirming the report, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, who claims to speak for the Taliban outfit, in contact with media claimed that the militants after fierce fighting and inflicting over two dozen casualties to the government forces captured the headquarters of Kohistanat district at wee hours of the day.

Without furnishing details the spokesman of Faryab police, Abdul Karim Yuresh, has confirmed the fall of Kohistanat district to the Taliban.

Taliban' rule on Kohistanat, according to local observers would facilitate militants to influence parts of the neighboring Ghor and Badghis provinces.

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