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The Latest: Taliban Overrun Second District Headquarters

Sunday, 23 July 2017 06:22 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

An Afghan official says Taliban fighters have captured a second district headquarters in as many days, this one in western Ghor province. Six police were killed.

Ghor provincial police chief Mohammad Mustafa Moseni says his forces retreated after multiple assaults on the Taywara district headquarters. He says additional troops are marshalling outside the district for a counter offensive.

The Taliban in a statement to the media announced the capture of Taywara district headquarters. The statement said 46 Afghan government security forces were killed. There was no way to independently verify either death tolls.

10:30 a.m.

An Afghan official says Taliban fighters overran a district headquarters in northern Afghanistan after a ferocious fight that left two police dead in northern Faryab province.

Abdul Karim Yourish, provincial police chief spokesman, said Sunday the assault on the Lawlash district government headquarters was launched under the cover of darkness late Saturday. Government offices as well as the police headquarters were located inside the compound.

In recent days, the Taliban have launched dozens of attacks in northern Afghanistan, temporarily closing a key highway between the capital Kabul and northern Afghanistan. The attacks reflect the Taliban's efforts to apply pressure on government troops and police across the country and not just in their strongholds in the south and east of Afghanistan.

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