Kabul: “At least 10 people, including seven Taliban militants, were killed on Friday in a gun battle in Afghanistan’s Takhar province”, an official said.
“A group of militants attacked a security checkpoints in Tashkotal area of Khawjaghar district triggering a gun battle which still continues and so far 10 people have been killed,” a local official told Xinhua.
“Taliban militants conducted the attack from the neighbouring Dasht-e-Archi district”, the official added.
Dasht-e-Archi and Chardara districts were captured by Taliban militants over the weekend.
Security forces regained control of Chardara in a counter-offensive earlier this week while efforts to retake Dasht-e-Archi district continue.
Iran president Hassan Rouhanito come on a three-day visit to India
The visit will be used to discuss trade and policies between the two countries
Business traders of both the countries will do a meeting soon too
Iran President Hassan Rouhani will come on a three-day visit to India starting Thursday at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday.
Modi and Rouhani will hold a bilateral meeting here on Saturday, during the course of which both sides would review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, according to a ministry statement.
Rouhani will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday.
According to Iranian news agency Irna, Rouhani will first arrive in Hyderabad on Thursday where he will meet the city’s Muslim Ulemas. He will also meet Iranian nationals, including students, residing in India.
Citing the Iran President’s deputy chief of staff for communications and information Parviz Esmaeili, Irna said following the delegation-level talks on Saturday, both sides will sign a number of agreements.
Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad have alleged that Pakistan misspent some 70 percent of the U.S. funds that paid the Pakistani military to run missions in the unwieldy provinces along the Afghan border