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Taliban establishes centers in Dasht-e-Archi and Imam Sahib: Officials

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Taliban militants supposedly manage its war against the security forces from two districts of the northern Kunduz province, said officials on Friday.

The chief of Imam Sahib district, Imamuddin Qurashi, said that the Taliban insurgents are now controlling its war from Dashti-e-Archi and Imam Sahib districts.

He said the Taliban have built a training center where they instruct their fighters and send them to carry suicide attacks in the country.

“Dasht-e-Archi district has changed into command and control center for Taliban. The insurgents perpetrate and plan their war in the north from the same district and appointment of the governors and military commanders are carried from the same area,” Quraishi told TOLOnews on Friday.

According to the local officials, the Taliban apparently control the districts in the province which shares borders with Tajikistan.

The acting governor of Kunduz, Hamdullah Danish, said that around 20km of area on Tajik-Afghan border is under control of the Taliban insurgents. He said the Taliban insurgents have established their camps for years and plan war in the north from the area.

Meanwhile, head of the Kunduz provincial council, Mohammad Yousaf Ayoubi, said that the security situation in the province has deteriorated rapidly and the militants control most of the districts in the province. Taliban plan its war in north from the districts that the group is controlling, he added.

According to the reports, the militants want to take control of Chardarah, Khan Abad and Qala-e-Zal districts after having control of Dashti-e-Archi and Imam Sahib.

This comes three months after the Taliban militants captured the Kunduz city. They took control of the city for almost three days. However, the Afghan security forces backed by foreign troops retook the city.