Helmand's Khanashin District Falls To Taliban

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Khanashin district in Helmand province has fallen to Taliban after hours of clashes with security forces since last night, local official said Saturday.

According to the officials, the battle started after tens of Taliban fighters attacked parts of the district on Friday night.

Helmand governor spokesman Omar Zwak said the clashes are still ongoing between Afghan troops and Taliban rebels in parts of the district.

Reports indicate that an army troop was killed and a security official in the district police chief was wounded in the clashes.

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