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Taliban Terrorists Capture Eastern Afghan District

© REUTERS / Noorullah ShirzadaAfghan alleged former Taliban fighters carry their weapons before handing them over as part of a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad on February 24, 2016
Afghan alleged former Taliban fighters carry their weapons before handing them over as part of a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad on February 24, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Taliban militants captured the eastern Afghanistan's district of Janikhel.

In this photograph taken on November 3, 2015, Afghan Taliban fighters listen to Mullah Mohammad Rasool Akhund (unseen), the newly appointed leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban, at Bakwah in the western province of Farah - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The TOLO News broadcaster reported Saturday citing local authorities that the district located in country's province of Paktia was attacked by some 1,200 Taliban fighters on Friday night.

The media outlet added that during the attack 30 security force members were killed.

Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, fighting the continuing Taliban insurgency, with other extremist groups such as Daesh (outlawed in Russia) expanding their activities in the country as well.

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