Taliban fighters overrun district in eastern Afghanistan

The attack via Taliban comes amid heavy preventing in different elements of Afghanistan, notably in the province of Helmand

Taliban insurgents overran a district in japanese Afghanistan, killing and wounding dozens of police and soldiers and perilous strategically crucial road routes to Pakistan, officers stated on Saturday.

Abdul Rahman Solamal, governor of Jani Khel district, inside the eastern province of Paktia said that after heavy overnight fighting, safety forces had pulled out of the district, which sits at an intersection linking eight districts and which connects Paktia with neighbouring Khost province and Pakistan.
“Our district become surrounded with the aid of Taliban for nearly five days,” he told Reuters. “Hundreds of them attacked our check posts overnight. “If we do now not retake it quickly then Taliban can without problems pass from one province to some other and may undermine safety in as a minimum 3 provinces,” he stated.

The assault comes amid heavy fighting in other parts of Afghanistan, appreciably within the southern province of Helmand, where US navy advisers had been deployed to bolster the defences, and around the northern city of Kunduz, which fell briefly to the insurgents last yr.

Extra than 20 infantrymen and police had been killed and some other 20 wounded in the preventing in a single day, while some 2 hundred Taliban insurgents had been killed, Solamal stated. There was no immediate approach of verifying the claims of Taliban casualties. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated in a statement dozens of Afghan squaddies and police have been killed in Jani Khel and massive amounts of device have been captured, consisting of armoured automobiles, mild and heavy weapons and ammunition.

In step with US estimates pronounced in July through the Special Inspector Standard for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), a Congressional oversight frame, Afghan forces manipulate or impact simply under sixty six percentage of the countrywide territory, down from simply over 70 percentage on the start of the 12 months.

The reduction became partly because of safety forces pulling lower back from exposed areas and concentrating their energy, however after a lull following the demise of former chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in May the Taliban have stepped up their summer season offensive. some 36 of the 407 districts inside the united states have been underneath rebel manipulate or affect, at the same time as some other 104 were deemed “at threat”, SIGAR stated.

The attack via Taliban comes amid heavy preventing in different elements of Afghanistan, notably in the province of Helmand

Taliban insurgents overran a district in japanese Afghanistan, killing and wounding dozens of police and soldiers and perilous strategically crucial road routes to Pakistan, officers stated on Saturday.

Abdul Rahman Solamal, governor of Jani Khel district, inside the eastern province of Paktia said that after heavy overnight fighting, safety forces had pulled out of the district, which sits at an intersection linking eight districts and which connects Paktia with neighbouring Khost province and Pakistan.
“Our district become surrounded with the aid of Taliban for nearly five days,” he told Reuters. “Hundreds of them attacked our check posts overnight. “If we do now not retake it quickly then Taliban can without problems pass from one province to some other and may undermine safety in as a minimum 3 provinces,” he stated.

The assault comes amid heavy fighting in other parts of Afghanistan, appreciably within the southern province of Helmand, where US navy advisers had been deployed to bolster the defences, and around the northern city of Kunduz, which fell briefly to the insurgents last yr.

Extra than 20 infantrymen and police had been killed and some other 20 wounded in the preventing in a single day, while some 2 hundred Taliban insurgents had been killed, Solamal stated. There was no immediate approach of verifying the claims of Taliban casualties. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated in a statement dozens of Afghan squaddies and police have been killed in Jani Khel and massive amounts of device have been captured, consisting of armoured automobiles, mild and heavy weapons and ammunition.

In step with US estimates pronounced in July through the Special Inspector Standard for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), a Congressional oversight frame, Afghan forces manipulate or impact simply under sixty six percentage of the countrywide territory, down from simply over 70 percentage on the start of the 12 months.

The reduction became partly because of safety forces pulling lower back from exposed areas and concentrating their energy, however after a lull following the demise of former chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in May the Taliban have stepped up their summer season offensive. some 36 of the 407 districts inside the united states have been underneath rebel manipulate or affect, at the same time as some other 104 were deemed “at threat”, SIGAR stated.