Afghanistan: Taliban seize Qaisar district in Faryab after detonating a car bomb

Security sources said a car bomb was detonated on Saturday night in Qaisar district and that the Taliban then stormed district police headquarters.

According to a member of the Faryab Provincial Council, at least 14 members of the Afghan forces including Qaisar Police Chief Rahman Dehzad were killed and 38 others were captured by the Taliban following hours of clashes with the militants.

Abdul Ahad Elbek, a member of the provincial council stated: “Not only is the situation in Qaisar district [volatile] but also other districts [in Faryab] are in a bad situation.

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Source: Ariana News