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Afghan militants capture Helmand’s Sangin district

Monday, December 21, 2015 8:26
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The Taliban militants have captured the Sangin district in Helmand province, following fierce fighting with Afghan security forces.

Our correspondent says the militants have set several government buildings and police stations on fire. Prior to the takeover, Sangin Police Commander had warned that he needed help urgently. He said his men couldn’t hold for long, as their ammunition was running out amid fierce clashes. Helmand’s governor has warned that the whole province could fall to the militants.


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