By Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News September 10, 2019 ISLAMABAD – The Afghan Taliban captured another district in northern Takhar province Monday night — a third to fall into militant control in the province this month. Jawad Hejri, a spokesman for Takhar’s governor, told VOA Afghan security forces retreated from the district center after two days
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 7, 2019 Taliban fighters attacked security checkpoints in Afghanistan’s northeastern Takhar Province, killing eight members of the security forces, a local official has said. Provincial council chief Wafiullah Rahmani on May 7 said three soldiers and five police officers were killed in the May 6 attack in Khwaja Bahaudin district.
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan February 6, 2019 Two journalists have been shot and killed after unidentified gunmen stormed a radio station in northeastern Afghanistan, their colleagues and officials say, the latest deadly attack on reporters in the war-torn country. Shafiq Arya and Rahimullah Rahmani, both in their 20s, died at the scene, said Semin Hussaini,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 10, 2019 Officials in four provinces of Afghanistan say a series of Taliban attacks on security checkpoints have killed at least 32 members of the Afghan security forces and pro-government militias. The attacks took place in the northern provinces of Kunduz, Baghlan, and Takhar, and in the western province of
Al Jazeera: At least 14 Afghan army soldiers were killed in Takhar province after midnight on Thursday in the latest attack by Taliban armed group, which has killed or wounded dozens of security forces this week. Six soldiers are missing and 16 others wounded in the attack on military base in Khawja Ghar district, provincial council member Mohammad
Press TV October 13, 2018 A bomb attack at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan has claimed the lives of over a dozen people and left above 30 wounded. Officials have put the number of fatalities at 13 but medics say the toll could rise even higher. They said the explosion occurred when a motorbike
Press TV September 6, 2018 An Afghan policeman has killed and burned the bodies of eight fellow officers before taking their weapons to join the Taliban militants. The insider attack took place in Takhar province, northeastern Afghanistan, on Thursday morning, provincial police spokesman Khalil Asir said. The policeman, he said, had opened fire on his colleagues
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 12, 2018 Taliban insurgents stormed a key military base in northeastern Afghanistan, killing at least 30 soldiers and wounding 17 others. Officials confirmed the casualties Thursday, telling VOA the pre-dawn surprise assault in the Khwaja Ghar district in Takhar province enabled rebels to seize all military equipment placed at the
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 28, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have attacked and killed at least 16 government troops in the northeastern border province of Takhar. Provincial authorities said several security personnel also went missing following the pre-dawn raid against a police outpost in the Cha-e-Ab district which borders with Tajikistan. Provincial government
1TV: Closure of the schools in Darqad, Yangi Qala, Khwaja Bahauddin and Khwaja Ghar has affected 11,000 students. The militants closed the schools after their shadow education director was arrested by the government’s intelligence forces. Click here to read more (external link).