The Afghan Security and Defense Forces have repelled multiple attacks by the Taliban in Gereshk district in the southern Helmand province in the past 12 hours, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement on Friday.
The first attack was carried out Thursday evening in Yakhchal area in Gereshk, the statement said, adding that the Taliban fighters had Humvees and car bombs with them.
The militants wanted to destroy a bridge in the district and create a hurdle to the Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline (TAPI) pipeline project which would pass through Gereshk but their attack was repelled before reaching their target, the statement said.
A number of weapons were recovered from the militants and their Humvee was destroyed in the clash, the statement read.
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