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Nawzad District In Helmand Recaptured By ANSF

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Saturday, August 01, 2015

Kabul (BNA) Nawzad district in Helmand province was on Friday recaptured by Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) during an operation led by Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Abdul Raziq.
Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed the recapture of Nawzad district and said that according to initial reports 50 Taliban were killed.
"ANSF retook Nawzad district this morning, clearance operations are still going on and 50 Taliban are dead according to initial reports," said Sediq Sediqqi MoI spokesman.
At least two Afghan security force members were killed and 31 others wounded during the recapture operation, Sediqqi added.
Nawzad district of Helmand province collapsed into the hands of the Taliban on Wednesday.
According to local officials in Nawzad district, intense fighting has been reported over the past two days between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters.

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