Monday, October 3, 2016
As The Battle For The City Of Kunduz Rages, Another Afghan District Has Fallen To The Taliban
Threat Matrix: Taliban overruns another district in Helmand
The Taliban has seized control of another district in the embattled southern Afghan province of Helmand. Both the Taliban and Afghan officials confirmed that the government lost control of the district of Nawa today.
The Taliban announced that it took control of Nawa on its official propaganda website, Voice of Jihad, after a suicide bomber detonated a HUMVEE in the district’s government center:
A heroic martyrdom seeker of Islamic Emirate – Arif – detonated in explosive packed APC (Hummer) inside the district center, leveling the buildings before the other Mujahideen completely took over the rest of buildings, the police HQ and all surrounding defensive positions by 08:00 am local time. The enemy sustained heavy losses in the operation, officials say adding that Mujahideen are currently carrying out a clearing op and have seized a large quantity of weapons, ammunition and other equipment
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Update: Afghan Taliban fighters press advance on Helmand capital (Reuters).
WNU Editor: This is creating momentum for the Taliban ..... and while they are scoring miligtary wons on the field, the Afghan President is in Brussels asking for aid .... Afghanistan seeks aid to rebuild nation at Brussels talks (The Guardian/AFP).