Taliban fighters overrun Ay-Khanum port and a military base in northern Takhar and Faryab province, according to officials.


Taliban fighters overrun Ay-Khanum port and a military base in northern Takhar and Faryab province, according to officials.
Security officials in Takhar province said Taliban took the control of Ay-Khanum port for the third time Monday night.

“Taliban insurgents could capture Ay-Khanum port after clashes with the security forces,” said Khalil Asir, a spokesman for Takhar police forces.
According to him, 12 border forces were killed and 7 more injured during the clashes.

Meanwhile, Taliban militants overran large parts of an army base in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 soldiers, wounding 15 and capturing dozens more infighting over the past two days, officials said on Tuesday.
The insurgents had captured tanks and ammunition in Chenayeeha army base, in Ghormach district of Faryab province, in an offensive that began on Sunday, according to Mohammad Tahir Rahmani, head of the provincial council.

The Taliban attack in the north coincided with clashes in southeastern Ghazni province, which lies on the main highway linking Kabul with the south.
Hundreds of people have been killed or wounded during clashes there since last week.


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