Taliban seize key district on Afghan-Pakistan border Anadolu Agency:
According to Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, a spokesman for the Badakhshan provincial police, hundreds of insurgents including foreign fighters attacked remote mountainous Yamgan district, which lies on the route militants take between Pakistan and Afghanistan, early Saturday.
He said Afghan security forces had pulled back from the district but heavy fighting renewed as army commandos arrived to reinforce the government forces.
“Local Taliban in collaboration with foreign fighters stormed Yamgan district at 4.00 a.m.,” Ahmadzai said via phone. “Our security forces had a tactical withdrawal to avoid causalities.”