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PublishDate: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:47

Taliban Attacks Pushed Back in Kapisa District: Official

Taliban attacks in Nijrab district in the central province of Kapisa were pushed back by security forces and members of the public uprising forces early on Tuesday morning, a police official said.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_The attacks happened in -e-Farokh Shah and Dara-e-Kalan areas in Nijrab district, Kapisa police spokesman Shayiq Shorish said.

The clashes started shortly after midnight and continued until 4 am on Tuesday, he said. 

Shorish said that six people, including two civilians and four members of the public uprising forces, were killed in the clashes.

This comes as former governor Mehrabuddin Safi on Monday said that weak coordination among public uprising forces led to the fall of many key areas to the Taliban in the province, including Nijrab district.

Safi said that the presence of a large number of Taliban fighters also led to the fall of the Kapisa districts.

Security forces left key parts of the Nijrab district two weeks ago, while the Tagab and Ala Sai districts in the province fell to the group earlier in the month.

Over the past two weeks, clashes have been underway in parts of to retake the district, but no progress has been made so far. Hundreds of district residents have been displaced due to the clashes.

The deputy governor of Kapisa, Aziz-ur-Rahman Tawab, was killed in a clash with the Taliban in Nijrab district on July 16. The fall of key parts of the district happened three days after his death.

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