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Taliban Overruns Afghan District as Government Ceasefire Takes Effect

The Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan overran a district and threatened another Tuesday after a unilateral government ceasefire went into effect. Officials confirmed that a pre-dawn assault by insurgents on Kohistan in northern Faryab province killed at least 12 members of the Afghan forces and wounded 13 others before the Taliban captured the district.  A provincial government spokesman told VOA Afghan forces retreated from Kohistan to avoid civilian...

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