Heavy Clashes Ongoing In Takhar District

Taliban insurgents carried out a large scale attack on Khwaja Ghar district of Takhar province, which borders Kunduz, in the early hours of Thursday morning, officials said.

The Taliban conducted the attack after fleeing Dasht-e-Archi district in Kunduz.

Mawolavi Hassin Hanif, a Takhar provincial council member, told TOLOnews that Taliban insurgents launched the attack at about 3 am local time and captured the district.

In addition, Noor Mohammad Hakimi, Takhar provincial police chief said that heavy clashes are ongoing between the security forces and the Taliban insurgents but rejected claims insurgents had captured Khwaja Ghar district.

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