Military daily news: Taliban insurgents fighting Afghan government stormed a district in Takhar province northeast Afghanistan in the wee hours of Sunday, police said.
“It was around 1:00 a.m. this morning that Taliban rebels attacked Baharak district, but police encountered forcing them to flee,” provincial police chief Ziaudin Mahmoudi told Xinhua.
He also added that police inflicted casualties on Taliban insurgents but did not give an exact figure.
Meantime, a Taliban purported spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid from unknown location told media that four police were killed in the firefight lasting for a while.
This is the first time that Taliban insurgents carried out attack against a district in the northern part of Afghanistan.
Taliban militants fighting Afghan and the U.S.-led forces have vowed to speed up attacks mostly in the shape of suicide and roadside bombings this year in Afghanistan.