Insurgents take over district headquarters in west

Militants kill 24 Afghan security personnel

Militants kill 24 Afghan security personnel

Afghan officials say government forces have retaken control of a district headquarters in western Afghanistan that was briefly seized by Taliban militants.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani two weeks ago extended a new peace offer to the militant group.

Bakhtawar said around 300 Taliban took part in the offensive, which started around midnight, and that around 15 members of the Afghan security forces were missing.

Fared Bakhtawer, the head of the Farah's provincial council, said initial reports indicated that about 15 members of the government security forces were killed and wounded in the assault, which was launched late on March 11.

"The Anardara district headquarters is under the insurgents' control and right now, an intense battle is going on all around the district centre and government offices", said Bakhtawer.

The Afghan forces also carried out heavy airstrikes during the day in Anar Dara and more than 50 Taliban fighters were report killed so far, he added.

The Taliban promptly claimed responsibility, with Taliban spokesman Qari Yusouf Ahmadi saying in a statement to the media that the group was behind the attack.

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On March 10, officials said dozens of people were killed after Taliban militants ambushed Afghan security forces in the Bala Buluk district, sparking an hours-long gunbattle.

"There is no word on whether these people have been killed, wounded or escaped the area", he said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but both the Taliban and Daesh are active in eastern Afghanistan, particularly in Nangarhar province.

With the approach of milder spring weather, security officials have said they expect fighting to surge as the Taliban, fighting to drive out worldwide forces and re-impose their version of strict Islamic law, step up pressure.

"If they are not fought back, the district will be taken over entirely".

On February 24, at least 18 Afghan soldiers were killed after Taliban militants attacked a security checkpoint in the province.

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