Afghan security forces managed to regain control of strategic district in northeastern province of Takhar which fell under the reign of Taliban Takfiri militants three months ago.
Afghanistan’s Tolonews reported that on Sunday 10th January 2016, Afghan security forces seized Darqad district of Takhar which is situated on the border with Tajikistan after engaging in a fierce gunfire with Taliban militants operating within the locality
Afghan police reports sources indicate at least 17 Taliban militants including Darqad’s shadow governor have been killed since the military offensive to retake the district commenced on Friday.
In recent months, Taliban militants have intensified their campaign in several parts of Afghanistan, including the northern province of Kunduz, located west of Takhar prompting military campaigns.
Since entry of US and its coalition allies on war against terror, Afghanistan has been gripped by insecurity of Taliban militancy.
The war has dislodged Taliban from reign of power but still the militants are persistent waging their deadly attacks across the war-torn nation.