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Ongoing Clashes Displace Dozens Of Families In Parwan

Ongoing clashes in Seyagerd district in Parwan province, in the north of the capital city Kabul, have displaced dozens of families who leave their houses in search of safety.

The battle erupted when a group of Taliban fighters launched coordinated attacks on security outposts in Fondoqistan valley, Kheshki and Hajatgah villages in Seyagerd on Friday morning.

Parwan officials said parts of the areas have fallen to the militants.

At least 10 security force members were killed or wounded and more than 10 civilians were injured in the ongoing clashes, said Mushtaq, a Local Police commander in the district.

Mustaq, who commands 150 soldiers, said the Ghorband valley in Seyagerd district is a key area for the security forces.

“If this valley collapses, then the district will be threatened from several points. Taliban (militants) are active in the left part of Kheshki valley from where they

always fight with the security forces that results in road closure,” said Mushtaq.

"We were prepared to defend the area and the people, but the enemy had asked for support from the neighbor provinces such as Baghlan and Wardak," commander of the public protection battalion in Ghorband valley, Haroon Mubarez said. 

Meanwhile, a number of Seyagerd residents claimed government has failed to fully clear the district of Taliban in recent years.

"We left the area because of the ongoing war," Abdul Qadir, a resident of Seyagerd said.

"Taliban has attacked on our village and has captured our area. We have to leave our village because government has failed to maintain the area," Ahmad Hussain, a resident of Seyagerd, said.

The fighting intensified on Saturday, TOLOnews reporter Karim Amini, who visited the volatile district, said. He added that the militants fired rockets on an security forces’ outpost in the district which located close to civilian houses.

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Ongoing Clashes Displace Dozens Of Families In Parwan

Local officials say Seyagerd district in Parwan province is a key area and that it should be cleared of militants in the near future.

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Ongoing clashes in Seyagerd district in Parwan province, in the north of the capital city Kabul, have displaced dozens of families who leave their houses in search of safety.

The battle erupted when a group of Taliban fighters launched coordinated attacks on security outposts in Fondoqistan valley, Kheshki and Hajatgah villages in Seyagerd on Friday morning.

Parwan officials said parts of the areas have fallen to the militants.

At least 10 security force members were killed or wounded and more than 10 civilians were injured in the ongoing clashes, said Mushtaq, a Local Police commander in the district.

Mustaq, who commands 150 soldiers, said the Ghorband valley in Seyagerd district is a key area for the security forces.

“If this valley collapses, then the district will be threatened from several points. Taliban (militants) are active in the left part of Kheshki valley from where they

always fight with the security forces that results in road closure,” said Mushtaq.

"We were prepared to defend the area and the people, but the enemy had asked for support from the neighbor provinces such as Baghlan and Wardak," commander of the public protection battalion in Ghorband valley, Haroon Mubarez said. 

Meanwhile, a number of Seyagerd residents claimed government has failed to fully clear the district of Taliban in recent years.

"We left the area because of the ongoing war," Abdul Qadir, a resident of Seyagerd said.

"Taliban has attacked on our village and has captured our area. We have to leave our village because government has failed to maintain the area," Ahmad Hussain, a resident of Seyagerd, said.

The fighting intensified on Saturday, TOLOnews reporter Karim Amini, who visited the volatile district, said. He added that the militants fired rockets on an security forces’ outpost in the district which located close to civilian houses.

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