The Afghan National Army’s commando forces broke the siege in Dahana-e-Ghori district in the northern province of Baghlan as fighting continues there in the last three days.
Safiqullah Amiri, commander of commando forces regiment in the north who leads the operations in Baghlan, said that reinforcements have arrived in the district and that three outposts that had fallen to the Taliban were retaken.
He said that at least 10 security force members were rescued during the operation.
Amiri said that he was accompanied by the deputy commander of the Afghan Army’s 209 Shaheen Corps and stationed more forces there. He added that ways connecting the district with Pul-e-Khumri city, the center of Baghlan, have been reopened.
He said that Taliban suffered “heavy casualties” in the clashes, but he did not provide exact details.
Meanwhile, Taliban attacked Nahrin district in Baghlan province on Friday night, according to local sources, who said that the attacks were pushed back by Afghan forces.
Taliban has not commented on the attacks.
On Friday, the Ministry of Defense said that 17 Taliban were killed in Afghan commandos operations in Baghlan province.