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Tolak district in the central province of Ghor in Afghanistan has fallen to the Taliban following heavy clashes against security forces on Friday night, two sources from the province said on Saturday, Tolo News reported.

Salman Yusufi, the district governor for Tolak, said that at least 20 security force members were killed and 20 more were wounded in the clashes in the district.

He said that at least 10 security force members have been captured by the Taliban.

Yusufi did not confirm the fall of the district to the Taliban but criticized the lack of attention by relevant officials to supply equipment to the forces on the ground.

Local officials have not commented on the report.

Taliban has claimed to have captured the Zare district on Saturday morning.

In addition to the mentioned districts, so far, sources and officials have confirmed that the centers of at least 17 districts have fallen to militants over the last two months. 

 

 

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