Taliban terrorists lost control of the Afghan district of Pol-e-Hesar in northern Baghlan province after clashing with an armed insurgency on Friday, a media report said.
However, local residents claim that two other districts, Deh Salah and Qasaan, have also been recaptured from the Taliban, the Afghan Khaama Press said on Friday.
Bismillah Muhammadi, former acting defense minister, said on Twitter: “Resisting the Taliban terrorists is our duty # Pul-e-Hesar, Deh Salah and Banu districts in Baghlan are occupied by the resistance. The resistance is still alive.”
Bismillah currently resides in Panjsheer province, the only region in Afghanistan that is not under the control of the Taliban.
Local residents claim to have killed nearly 40 Talibani terrorists and injured at least 15. However, the Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.
The terror group imposed a curfew in Kabul on Thursday and ordered residents not to leave the house after 9 p.m., except for emergencies.
The Taliban raided the presidential palace in Kabul shortly after President Ashraf Ghani left the country. The terror group’s control has made people afraid to flee the country.
The Taliban are in talks with local Afghan leaders in an effort to form a government and fill the power vacuum.
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