Taliban Attack Pul e Khumri in Baghlan; Clashes Continue

Local officials reported that Taliban had attacked at some areas in the centre of Baghlan and clashes are ongoing.

Mohammad Zarif Zarif, a member of Baghlan provincial council told Reporterly that Taliban group attacked at around 1:00 AM on Sunday on Pol Madan and Bandi Du areas in vicinity of Pule—Khumri city.

Zarif added that, Taliban’s assault was warded off by security forces but insurgents had made their way into civilian houses and the fighting is still going on.

Telecommunication services are interrupted in the area hence there are no clear details about the casualties of Afghan security forces, civilians and Taliban, Mohammad Zarif Zarif said.

Additionally, Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi told media that the police special unit is deployed in the area and the Taliban’s threat to attack Pul-e-Khumri city has been eliminated.

He added that Taliban insurgents gathered in two locations on the outskirts of Pul-e-Khumri to launch this attack.

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