Taliban capture remote Afghan district

July 21st, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Kabul, July 21 (ANI): Taliban militants have reportedly captured the remote Central Afghanistan district of Ajiristan.
The News quoted Afghan interior ministry sources as saying that one police officer was killed and two others were injured during the attack.
The district lies 200 kilometres southwest of Kabul.
An interior ministry spokesman confirmed that security forces abandoned the district centre after Taliban attacked.
This is the second time that Ajiristan has been captured by Taliban insurgents since October last year.
The Taliban have captured several remote districts in the past but have not been able to hold them for long enough. (ANI)

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