Afghan army hits back after raid Taliban in the capital of Uruzgan

Afghan army hits back after raid Taliban in the capital of Uruzgan

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Afghan troops have Thursday the attack of the Taliban at Tarin Kowt answered and the radical islamic rebels driven back.

That has Abdul Kawi, the boss of the security forces in the capital of the province of Uruzgan, it said. The regeringseenheden received air support from helicopters and fighter planes. Who bombed positions of the Taliban.

According to the Afghan media, led Abdul Raziq, the police chief of the neighboring Kandahar, the counter-offensive. He has a formidable reputation in the fight against jihadists. Residents of the city reported schotenwisselingen and explosions.

Earlier in the day, it was said that the policemen are their post without a fight had to leave, and had fled. In the area around Tarin Kowt is already a few days firmly fought. The Taliban promised defectors Wednesday, amnesty.

Camp Holland

If the action of the Taliban would be successful, would for the first time since the ouster last year of the Taliban from the area, that the group a foothold.

In Tarin Kowt has a population of approximately seventy thousand people. Between 2006 and 2010 were Dutch soldiers are deployed in Camp Holland, near Tarin Kowt.

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