Villages fall to Taliban in Badakhshan’s Orgu district

Five villages in Orgu district of Badakhshan province have fallen to the Taliban, the provincial police said Thursday.

Sanaullah Rouhani, a spokesman for Badakhshan police told Ariana News that the villages had recently been reclaimed by security forces but were overrun on Wednesday by the Taliban.

Rouhani stated that at least two members of the public uprising forces were killed and three others including a policeman were wounded in the clashes with the militants.

According to Rouhani, security forces have retreated to the center of Orgu district.

Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed that a civilian was shot dead by the Afghan forces in the district.