Badakhshan: Security Forces Retakes Warduj District

7 Sep 2019

KABUL (MEP) — After 5 years, Warduj district of Badakhshan province was taken out of Taliban control and re-controlled by the government.

The national security and defense forces today, Sunday, Sep 07, repelled the Taliban from Warduj district of Badakhshan province and the district has been under state control.

In accordance to the Ministry of Defense newsletter, about 100 local and foreign Taliban insurgents were killed and dozens more were wounded during the operation in the Warduj district.

Qari Fasihuddin the shadow governor of Taliban for Badakhshan province, Qari Hafez, the Taliban’s military chief, and dozens of key commanders were also killed, newsletter added.

The armed Taliban have not commented so far.

Meanwhile, clashes continue in parts of Badakhshan province, and armed Taliban have launched offensive attacks on the cities of Kunduz, Pul-e-Khumri and Farah last week.



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