Taliban storms district in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan

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Added On August 10, 2016

 PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of Taliban militants launched a massive offensive in Dahna-e-Ghori district of the northern Baghlan province on Wednesday, a local official said.

 
"Hundreds of Taliban militants stormed Dahna-e-Ghori district early today and fighting between militants and government forces has been continuing," the official told Xinhua.
 
According to the official who declined to be named, Taliban militants have overrun four police checkpoints and the attacking insurgents are attempting to capture the district headquarters.
 
Security officials have yet to make comment.
 
However, locals in Dahna-e-Ghori in talks with Xinhua confirmed Taliban's attack, saying 20 local policemen under Nik Mohammad joined the advancing militants.
 
The strategically important Dahna-e-Ghori distirct is just 30 minutes drive from the provincial capital Pul-e-Khumri.
 
Two Taliban militants have also been killed and a few others injured in Dahna-e-Ghori district, locals said.