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Taliban Seize Afghanistan's Yamgan District

Hundreds of Taliban insurgents attacked a remote northeastern district of Afghanistan at dawn Saturday and seized control. Local officials said national security forces engaged the insurgents for several hours before staging what they called a “tactical retreat” from the Yamgan district to prevent civilian casualties. Acting provincial governor Shah Wali Adeeb confirmed to VOA the district has fallen to the Taliban and that he is waiting for the central government to respond to his...

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