Taliban claim to capture Abkamari district police command and jail
Reporter: Imran Khorasani
The Taliban have broadcast a newsletter claiming that one hour earlier, the group’s fighters have been able to capture the building of Abkamari district Police command and Prison buildings. “The Taliban have been able to capture the headquarters of the Police and Prison Headquarters in Abkamari district, during which the Taliban have been severely casualties have occurred to Afghan security forces.” the statement quoted Zabihullah Mujahid as saying.
But a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said that heavily air and ground operations were underway to drive Taliban from the Abkamari and Bala Murghab districts of Badghis. Defense Ministry spokesman Qais Mangal said: “At present, the National Defense Force’s air defence and offensive operations are being conducted in these two strategic districts of Badghis province under the leadership of Yassin Zia, the first deputy head of the National Defense Ministry, Heavy casualties have been inflicted on the Taliban.”
Mr Mangal continues to assure citizens that the Taliban will not be able to capture the region and will soon be pushed back from these two districts, he continues to emphasize that citizens of the country, especially Badghis, should not be deceived by the enemy’s propaganda and worry because The security forces are making their final efforts to provide security in these strategic districts in order to sideline terrorists.