Afghan Taliban take over 3 strategic districts in 3 days in Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban take over 3 strategic districts in 3 days in Afghanistan

KABUL - Afghan Taliban have taken over Kohistan district in Badakhshan, Tala wa Barfak district of Baghlan and Bilchiragh district of northern Faryab province.

“Unfortunately, the capacity does not exist within the security leadership, and they do not address the demands of the forces in time,” said Afghan parliament speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi.

*Lawmakers in Afghanistan’s parliament blasted security leaders over the weakness to tackle the deteriorating security situation in the country, saying they must step down over poor war leadership.*

This comes a day after the Taliban took over Tala wa Barfak district in Baghlan province.

MPs also blasted the ministry of defense for not even sending reinforcements and helicopters ten days after the Taliban surrounded the district. They said that the failure led to the collapse of the district and several officers were killed as a result of the negligence.

On Tuesday, head of Baghlan Provincial Council, Mohammad Safdar Mohseni said, over 100 government forces are missing following the collapse of Tala wa Barfak district.

But, defense ministry officials have pledged to launch an operation soon to retake the district from insurgents.

“We are using all our abilities against the terrorists,” said MoD spokesman Mohammad Radmanish.

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