The Taliban militants have taken over control of Jaghatu district, 18 kilometers away from capital city of Ghazni, after around 80 security forces stationed in the district’s center retreated to the neighboring Nawur district today, June 08.
This is the second district falling to the Taliban within four days in Ghazni and in a single day in Afghanistan.
Earlier today, Dawlat Abad district of the northern Faryab province also fell to the militant group.
On June 04, the Taliban claimed control of Deh Yak district of Ghazni province.
Hamidullah Nawroz, a member of Ghazni Provincial Council, said the Taliban took over Bazar-e-Sedaqat, the district’s center, earlier this morning, Tuesday, June 08. He added that the district center has fallen to the militants without any clashes between the Taliban and security forces.
The locals, however, has taken out body of a police force from a security outpost abandoned by the security forces.
This is not clear yet that when the policeman has been killed.
Top local officials in Ghazni have so far not made any comment regarding the district’s collapse.
The Taliban have also claimed taking control of the district’s center.
Wahedullah Jumazada, Ghazni governor, however denied Taliban’s claim saying that the security forces moved 100 meters away from their previous location.
Jaghatu is the 13th district that has fallen to the Taliban since the start of foreign troop’s withdrawal from Afghanistan on May 01.
The districts fallen to the militant group are namely Nirkh and Jalrez in Maidan Wardak, Burka in Baghlan, Dawlat Shah in Laghman, Gizab in Urozgan, Deh Yak in Ghazni, Shinkai in Zabul, Du Ab and Mandol in Nooristan, Dawlatyar and Qaisar in Faryab, and Shahrak in Ghor province.