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Taliban Captures District in Helmand Province

Afghan officials and Taliban sources in Afghanistan confirmed the Islamist insurgency has overrun another district in the southern Helmand province, which borders Pakistan. Taliban fighters of staged a surprise assault on Khanashin overnight and fighting was still continuing in parts of the district, a provincial government spokesman told Afghan media Saturday.   However, a Taliban spokesman claimed the group has captured the entire district after clearing it of “enemies”. In a...

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