Afghan Taliban close on new Helmand district

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Kabul: Afghan police were holding out against Taliban forces who have surrounded their compound in Sangin, in the southern province of Helmand, on Monday as the militants closed in on another district capital.

“Right now there is a heavy fight going on between Afghan security forces and Taliban in Sangin in the district governor’s building and the police chief’s headquarters,” Helmand governor, Mirza Khan Rahimi, told Reuters.