Afghanistan's Khwaja Ghar district falls to Taliban

Afghanistan's Khwaja Ghar district falls to Taliban

Takhar province police chief Noor Mohammad Hakimi said neither side has full control of the district and so far no casualties have yet been reported. (Representative Image) (Getty)

Kabul, Afghanistan | Aug 22, 2016, 12.47 PM (IST)

Local officials today confirmed that Khwaja Ghar district of Afghanistan's Takhar province has fallen to the Taliban, following heavy clashes between the insurgent group and the security forces.

Provincial police chief Noor Mohammad Hakimi said clashes are ongoing in the Bazaar of Khwaja Ghar district, reports Tolo News.

Hakimi, however, said neither side has full control of the district.So far no casualties have yet been reported.

Local officials said operations are under way to recapture the district. Takhar is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan.

(ANI)
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