Afghan Taliban capture large area, security check posts in northern Faryab province
MAIMANA - Afghan Taliban have captured Baloch area and security posts in Sherin Tagab district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Friday.
The security official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban attacked two security posts manned by uprising forces on Thursday night.
The militants killed an uprising commander and captured Baloch area, bringing to an end a three-month old siege, the official said.
He said the Taliban had surrounded the posts over the past three months and the uprising men had been demanding weapons and bullets, but no one paid heed.
Finally after coming under attack, the uprising forces abandoned the posts and allowed the insurgents to capture them.
A local influential figure, Daud, also lashed out at the provincial government for not coming to the aid of the besieged uprising forces in three months.
Faryab deputy police chief Col. Mohammad Naeem also confirmed the fall of the posts and Baloch area into Taliban’s hands.