The Taliban took over control on the many districts of northern Afghanistan, the Kaldar was one of them which is successfully retook by Afghan forces this Monday.

Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) managed to take control of the Kaldar district from the Taliban after launching a military operation, the television news channel reported citing the ministry of national defence. The ministry said about 20 fighters of the Taliban group were killed and dozens more wounded during the operation.

“Our forces have made good progress. We will make efforts to protect civilians,” Balkh governor’s spokesperson Adil Shah Adil was quoted as saying by Tolo News. “We had clashes in 25 provinces in which the Afghan forces made progress,” Genere Ajmal Omar Shinwari, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) spokesperson, was quoted as saying by the channel.

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