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Taliban fail to capture a district in Zabul

11 Jun 2019 Afghanistan Times

AT News Report

KABUL: The Afghan security forces have pushed back a Taliban

full-bodied offensive to capture Dey Chopan district of Zabul province,

according to Interior Ministry (MoI), Taliban insurgents faced strong

resistance form Afghan security forces, where dozens of them were killed and


Taliban fighters launched a coordinated attack to storm the

compound of the district on Monday night, but faced with timely retort from the

Afghan security forces, in whichTaliban retreated with heavy causalities, the

ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

“As many as 45 of Taliban fighters were killed, including Abul

Bari, shadow district of DeyChopan, and 20 others received injures during

reprisal attack by Afghan forces,” the statement added.

However, the Taliban insurgents as usual made tall claims of

capturing the district.

In May this year, the Taliban insurgents who carried out a

coordinated attack in Shamulzayi district, had left 10 soldiers dead and at

least four others were wounded.

According to some reports, the Taliban insurgents controlling

a vast part of the province, with the government is making all-out efforts to

retake it.

Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib has

predicted that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) will

“break the Taliban’s backbone in four months” and he believes the stalemate in

the battlefield is over. 

A fresh spate of violence continues to grip various regions

of the country, including a recent attack by the resurgent Taliban in western

Ghor province, which left at least 15 members of the public uprising forces and

civilians dead and dozens more wounded.

Speaking to TOLOnews’ LotfullahNajafizada, Mohib reiterated

that Pakistan continues to support the Taliban and that he does not see a

prospect for peace in Afghanistan unless steps are taken to address Pakistan’s


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