15:13 GMT07 March 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Militants of the Taliban* radical movement have captured a joint Afghan National Army (ANA) and police forces base in Afghanistan's central Uruzgan province, the Pajhwok news agency reported Sunday.

    According to the Pajhwok, citing a local official, 25 servicemen and police officers were stationed at the base, located in the city of Terinkot. There is no information on the number of security personnel killed or injured in the attack.

    READ MORE: Afghanistan More Divided Than Ever After 17 Years of War

    The Taliban also seized weapons and vehicles from the military base.

    Uruzgan provincial council confirmed the incident but provided no details on the issue.

    Later in the day, Tolo News broadcaster reported that two militants of the Taliban movement were killed and three others were injured in a separate clash with Afghan security forces in northern Balkh province. At the same time, seven Daesh* fighters were killed in a foreign airstrike in Nangarhar province, according to the media.

    Afghanistan has long been suffering from unstable political, social and security issues due to the activity of the Daesh terrorist group and the Taliban. The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are currently conducting joint offensive operations to combat terrorism across the country.

    *Daesh, also known as IS/ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State, and Taliban are terrorist organizations, banned in Russia


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