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Fighting Underway in Balkh, Takhar Provinces

Fighting is underway between security forces and Taliban in the northern provinces of Balkh and Takhar since Sunday night, officials from the province said. 

The security forces supported by public uprising forces retook the control of Farkhar and Worsaj districts in Takhar on Sunday after they retreated from the capital city Taluqan, sources said. 

The government and Taliban have not yet confirmed the news.  

In Balkh, heavy clashes are underway in Dehdadi district since Sunday night, sources said. The clashes are close to Balkh capital Mazar-e-Sharif city and Pul-e-Imam Bukhari area, sources said. 

The defense lines will break if reinforcement are not sent to the province, sources from Balkh said. 

Security officials have not commented on the clashes.

This comes as Taliban has seized three key northern cities in the last three days. 

Fighting Underway in Balkh, Takhar Provinces

Security forces retook the control of Farkhar and Worsaj districts in Takhar province on Sunday.  

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Fighting is underway between security forces and Taliban in the northern provinces of Balkh and Takhar since Sunday night, officials from the province said. 

The security forces supported by public uprising forces retook the control of Farkhar and Worsaj districts in Takhar on Sunday after they retreated from the capital city Taluqan, sources said. 

The government and Taliban have not yet confirmed the news.  

In Balkh, heavy clashes are underway in Dehdadi district since Sunday night, sources said. The clashes are close to Balkh capital Mazar-e-Sharif city and Pul-e-Imam Bukhari area, sources said. 

The defense lines will break if reinforcement are not sent to the province, sources from Balkh said. 

Security officials have not commented on the clashes.

This comes as Taliban has seized three key northern cities in the last three days. 

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