Afghan city falls into Taliban hands

Press TV – May 25, 2011

Taliban militants have captured a provincial city east of Afghanistan after two days of heavy fighting between the militants and Afghan forces, police say.

The city of Duab in Nuristan Province fell into Taliban hands after the two-day battles, a Press TV correspondent reported.

A local police commander described the Afghan troops’ withdrawal from the city as a tactical measure.

Afghan officials also say that ten militants and three police officers were killed in the fighting.

Nearly four months ago Taliban militants took control of Barge Matal, in eastern Nuristan Province.

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