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Security forces repel Taliban attack in Ghor’s Charsada district

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Officials in western Ghor province said Tuesday that the Taliban militants have been pushed back by security forces in Charsada district, and situation is normal in the area.

According to local security officials, at least 42 Taliban militants were killed in the military operation.

Quoted by Radio Azadi, Gen. Ghulam Mustafa Muhseni, said several Taliban fighters from Faryab, Badghis and Jawzjan provinces had attacked the district to take control of it but their attack was repelled while bearing the brunt of heavy casualties.

He said at least 42 militants were killed during the operation. He said the Taliban fighters were fleeing to Faryab.

According to him, more military operations will be conducted in the district to clear the area of militants.

Lauding the security forces’ bravery against militants, the head of Ghor provincial council Fazl-ul-Haq Ehsan said the rebels will launch more attacks if concrete and proper measures were not taken by the security agencies.

He termed Charsada as one of main districts, and said insecurity in the district will be a threat to security of the Ghor’s central city.

Charsada is located in a 124 kilometers distance in north of Chighchiran—the central city of the province. It is said that the Taliban fighters are trying to capture the district in a bid to control other district from there.