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Taliban attacks repulsed in Ghorband
ISA/UF Representative Office in Washington D.C.
Washington DC - July 3, 20000: The Mujahideen repulsed an attack by the taliban militiamen and their Pakistani supporters in Ghorband, about 40 kilometers north of Charikar, the provincial capital of Parwan province.
The enemy wanted to capture mountain top posts around Ashaba and Nooroz side valleys of Ghorband to gain advantage in their future attacks against the Mujahideen. It is said that the taliban suffered heavy casualties, but no figure was available.
The upper part of Ghorband is controlled by the taliban, while the forces loyal to the Islamic State of Afghanistan control its lower parts.
A Mujahideen source reported that in the fighting on July 1, they lost 30 people, mainly civilians who were killed when the taliban jets bombed Charikar and Jabulseraj cities. The taliban used antipersonnel cluster bombs.
The taliban, Pakistani and Arab mercenaries suffered more than 300 casualties in fighting in Shemali. Eywithnesses reported the arrival of bodies of the Pakistanis killed in Shemali to Peshawar.
Situation in other fronts is reported to be calm.
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