24 June 2017

News Story: ANSF Ends Taliban’s Siege In Takhar But Threat Lingers

The Afghan security forces on Wednesday managed to push back the Taliban who held a check post in Durqad district of northern Takhar province under siege for 72 hours, local officials said late Wednesday.  

According to officials, the Taliban attacked the Durqad check post 12 times from four directions in 48 hours -  but security forces were able to hold them off.  

Dr. Gulistan, head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Takhar said: “The enemies also attacked Durqad (district) and seized some parts of the district but our security forces came and drove them back.” 

Officials said the insurgents had held Charsiha, a key check post in the area, under siege for 72 hours but after reinforcements arrived from around Takhar and Kunduz province, the insurgents were driven back from the area.

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