Kabul : Afghan forces have recaptured Chahar Dara district in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan from the Taliban.
Tolo News quoted senior Afghan National Army (ANA) officials, as saying that pro-government forces had managed to gun down some key Taliban commanders and evict other militants from the strategically-located district.
The security forces also confiscated a large cache of ammunition and weapons from the militants.
Kunduz province is the gateway of the north and is used by the Taliban as a main stronghold for its operations.
Military experts believe that the recapture of the town is a milestone toward curbing the advance of Taliban insurgency in the area.
Residents of Chahar Dara have asked Afghan security personnel to take all steps to prevent the Taliban and other insurgent groups from re-establishing their presence in the area. (ANI)