Arezu neighborhood in Ghazni city

Militants overrun military outpost in Ghazni

The Taliban militants have overrun a military outpost in the southern Ghazni province, local sources confirmed.

Nasir Ahmad Faqiri, head of Ghazni Provincial Council, said on Wednesday, May 05, the Taliban militants took control over a military outpost in Arezu area of PD3 of Ghazni.

No causality has been reported.

Wahedullah Jumazada, spokesperson for Ghazni governor, said that an operation is underway to reclaim Arezu area.

On May 01, the Taliban took brief control over a military outpost in Arezu area.  Two security forces were killed and two others wounded as the result of clashes between the Taliban and army forces and at least 20 security forces were taken hostage by the militants.

On the other hand, six security forces lost their lives after their outpost came under Taliban attack in Khwaja Omari district of Ghazni province on May 06.

Ahmad Zia Yaqubi, the district governor of Khwaja Omari, said the Taliban launched attacks on three police and security checkpoints in Nuh Borja and Chahar Borja villages of the district.

Four policemen along with security forces were killed, he said.

A source in Khwaja Omari police, however, said that nine security forces were killed and three others wounded in the attacks.

The Taliban militants are present in parts of the district and they have blocked the road which connects the district to the capital city of Ghazni.

Local authorities said that a number of Taliban were killed in clashes that erupted between the Afghan security forces and the militants.  Five militants were killed in Chahar Borja village in mine explosions.