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Security forces prevented 2,500-plus attacks since late March: interior minister

Salaam Times

KABUL -- Afghan security forces have thwarted more than 2,500 potential attacks across the country over the past 11 weeks, Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak told parliament Wednesday (June 6), TOLOnews reported.

"Your security and defence forces have foiled over 2,500 attacks plotted by the insurgents since the start of the month of Hamal [March 21]," said Barmak at the Wolesi Jirga (lower house of Afghan parliament).

The Taliban might seize districts but cannot hold them, according to Barmak.

On May 9, security forces regained control of Bilchiragh District in Faryab Province a day after it fell into the hands of the Taliban.

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