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PublishDate: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 13:12

Dawlat Abad on The Verge of Collapse: Faryab

A source in Dowlat Abad district of Faryab province, who did not want to be named, told Khaama Press that following two car bomb attacks on Dowlatabad district center, the district is now on the verge of collapse.

He added that Taliban fighters attacked the Dawlat Abad district center last night with an explosive-laden vehicle, destroying most of the buildings inside the bazaar.

The source added that a three-story building of the National Army has completely collapsed, and many security members are still trapped under the rubble.

The official indicated, that the district building had also been destroyed, and only a few soldiers remain at the gate of the entrance fighting the Taliban.

He stressed that if reinforcements are not sent to the central Dawlatabad, the district would collapse in a few hours.

So far, the bodies of three ANA soldiers have been pulled from the rubble and handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the official said.

Two nights ago, Taliban fighters attacked the district with a Humvee type of vehicle loaded with 1,500 Kg of explosives.  

Faryab Governor, Naqibullah Fayeq said on Tuesday that the Taliban had attacked the market in Dowlat Abad district with 1,500 kilograms of explosives.

He added that the district had been under the Taliban siege for three years and that all means of communication with them have been blocked.

Many residential homes and hundreds of shops were destroyed in a car bomb attack on the central Dawlat Abad two nights ago, killing and injuring dozens of civilians.

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