Security forces continue to clash with the Taliban in various provinces of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Afghan security forces have recaptured three districts in the last 24 hours. Tolo News quoted the Defense Ministry as saying that Afghan national defense and security forces have recaptured Saighan and Qahmard districts in Bamiyan and Chakhansur in Nimroj.
Bamiyan Governor Tahir Zuhair said that in an operation that began on Friday morning, security forces recaptured the districts in no time and the country’s flag was hoisted over the districts. The Defense Ministry said operations were continuing by Afghan security forces to push the Taliban back from the cities and recapture areas of Taliban influence.
Defense ministry spokesman Rohullah Ahmadzai said: “Afghan national defense and security forces are continuing their operation to retake enemy-influenced districts.” Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed its fighters had entered the city of Shebergen, the center of Jowjan province in the north, but local officials say security forces have pushed back the Taliban.
Reports suggest that the security situation in the central taluk city of Takhar is alarming. Tolo News, citing sources, said that 10 civilians were killed and 10 others injured in an airstrike by government forces in Badakhshan’s Shonda district on Thursday, but the government has denied the claim.