Afghan Taliban claim capturing two districts in Afghanistan

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Afghan Taliban claim capturing two districts in Afghanistan

*ISLAMABAD - Afghan Taliban claim capturing yet another district in Afghanistan however **Afghan ministry of defense rejected reports about fall of Baharak and Khawaja Ghar districts of Takhar to Taliban on Monday.*

According to a statement released by the defense ministry, the fighting is continuing between Afghan forces and Taliban militants over control of the districts.

Government forces have inflicted heavy casualties to the Taliban fighters in the province, the statement said.

At least 11 militants were killed in an airstrike conducted in Baharak district on Sunday night, the ministry of defense further said.

Currently, security forces are advancing to clear the districts from the existence of militants, the statement added.