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Taliban attack government forces in Panjshir

Taliban attack government forces in Panjshir

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8 Aug 2021 - 15:13
Taliban attack government forces in Panjshir
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8 Aug 2021 - 15:13

PARAKH (Pajhwok): Taliban militants attacked government forces in Astana- Kalan area of Abshar district in central Panjshir province, sparking a fierce fighting on Saturday.

Mohammad Sohrab, the Abshar district chief, said the Taliban fired rockets at government troops from the Astana Kalan mountains as the two sides clashed.

However, casualties could not be reported so far, he said.

Mohi-ud-Din, a resident of Astana-e-Kalan, said clashes between the Taliban and security forces continued in the area. He had no information about any casualties.

Taliban spokesman ZabihullahMujahid said the Taliban had taken control of some areas in the area and had moved closer to the district center.

Local officials in Panjshir denied his claims.

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