Afghan forces recapture district from Taliban
Monday, July 26, 2021 6:36 AM

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KABUL, Jul. 26, 2010 (Xinhua News Agency) -- Afghan forces regained the control of Barg-e-Matal district in the eastern Nuristan province, day after it overrun by Taliban militants, Interior Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

"Afghan national army and police backed by NATO-led forces recaptured Barg-e-Matal district late last night," the statement added.

Taliban insurgents overrun Barg-e-Matal district on Saturday night after heavy fighting.

This is the fourth time that the mountainous Barg-e-Matal district close to Pakistan's tribal areas has been changed hand to hand between Afghan government forces and Taliban insurgents over the past couple of months.

However, it did not say if there were any casualties.

Taliban militants have yet to make comment on government claim and losing Barg-e-Matal to government forces.

 

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