Clashes Ongoing in Baghlan After Taliban Attack Police Posts

A number of Taliban insurgents attacked police posts in northern Baghlan province on Monday night and clashes with security forces continue, local officials said on Tuesday.

The insurgents attacked the police posts in Baghlan-e-Markazi and so far have taken control of Alawuddin and Mangal villages of the district.

“Three Taliban insurgents were killed and two others injured while another insurgent was arrested during the clashes,” said officials.

The tribal elders have also confirmed the collapse of villages into Taliban hands but said that the Afghan security forces have re-taken control of at least one village, Khudaidadkhil, had also fallen into the control of the Taliban insurgents.

However, officials said that the security forces had not suffered any casualties so far.

In recent weeks Taliban insurgents have increased their activities in northern parts of the country and are targeting police posts. They have also captured a number of districts.

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