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Operation launched to wrest back Qala-i-Zal district

Operation launched to wrest back Qala-i-Zal district

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May 16, 2017 - 09:24

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces on Tuesday launched an operation to retake the Qala-i-Zal district of northern Kunduz province from Talibaninfo-icon, the army said.

The offensive codenamed Pamir-5 was initiated early morning to wrest back the control of the district and flush out the insurgents, a statement from 20th Pamir Military Unit said.

It added one rebel had been killed and two others wounded so far. The Taliban overran Qala-i-Zal for the second time 12 days back.

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