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Taliban Capture One Afghan District, Lose Another

Taliban insurgents captured a district called Darqad in northern Afghanistan’s Takhar province early Wednesday. Abdul Khalil Aseer, a spokesman for Takhar's police, said the Taliban took control of the district center at 5 a.m. local time. Darqad district is located on the banks of the Oxus River, on the border with Tajikistan. Six members of the Afghan security forces were killed in the fighting, said Sonatullah Taimor, spokesman for the provincial governor. The area around...

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