KABUL: (Middle East Press) The Afghan security forces have taken full control of the restive Nawa district in southern Ghazni province from Taliban militants after nine years for the first time following a 13-day military operation.

Asadullah Insafi, Provincial police chief said that the operations were launched by Afghan national army, Afghan national police and Afghan intelligence operatives.

According to Ghazni’s acting governor Musa Khan Akbarzada, the operation was launched under the name of “Fatha.” Despite facing about 200 roadside mines planted by insurgents, the Afghan forces were able to take control of the district without any casualties.

The Fatha operation was also carried out in southern Zabul province, which borders Ghazni, said the officials adding that some 270 insurgents have been killed, including many foreigners, and 250 mines have been selected by the Afghan forces.

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