Taliban militants have reportedly captured Jani Khel district in Paktia

The Taliban insurgents have reportedly captured the control of Jani Khel district in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.

Certain local officials have confirmed that the control of the district fell into the hands of the Taliban insurgents after days of heavy gun battle between the security forces and the insurgents.

The officials are saying that the Taliban insurgents once again launched a major attack on the security posts in the early hours of Tuesday morning and managed to seize the control of the district center.

However, the provincial police chief Toryalai Abadyani says the Afghan security forces are still in control of several check posts in the district.

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The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and the Taliban insurgents have suffered casualties in battle for the control of Nawa district in Helmand.

The Taliban militants reportedly captured the control of the district for several hours before the Afghan forces manage to push them back out of the district.

According to reports, the Taliban insurgents had captured the main district administrative compound late on Wednesday night after launching a coordinated attack.

The local officials have not commented regarding the exact number of casualties during the clashes but reports suggest both sides have sustained heavy casualties.

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