Residents Force Taliban Out Of District


Afghanistan Express Daily Newspaper

July 10, 2014


Residents of Char Sadat district in western Ghor province of Afghanistan forced hundreds of Taliban militants out of the district on Wednesday.

Around 300 Taliban militants on Wednesday launched an offensive on Char Sada district and took control of the district for few hours.

Gen. Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the ministry of defense of Afghanistan said Thursday that the local residents forced Taliban militants out of Char Sada after two hours they took control of the district.

Heavy clashes took place after the Taliban militants attacked Char Sada district on Wednesday and gun battle between the two sides continued for several hours.

Deputy interior minister for security, Gen. Ayub Salangi said Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties following the clashes.

However, no exact details regarding the casualties have been given by the authorities so far.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.



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