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Fire in the Forests of Nooristan Spread to the Forests of Kunar

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

According to local Taliban officials, the forests of Chapa Dara district in Kunar province have also taken fire as a result of the increased fire in Nooristan’s forests.

On Saturday, June 6, Mawlawi Najibullah Hanif, the Taliban’s Director of Information and Culture for Kunar province, told the media that fires in the Dikal area of Chape Dara district had started two days ago and that efforts were being made to put them out.

The fire has been burning for more than ten days in the Nurgram district of Nooristan province, which lies on the border with Chapa Dara district of Kunar province.

Local sources in Nooristan province report that at least 200 acres of land were burnt during the blaze.

Mullah Jan Sabiq, a spokesman for the State Ministry of Disaster Management, said the fire in Nooristan had so far caused no reported human casualties.

The Taliban had acknowledged their inability to control the fires in the Nooristan forests, and the group’s deputy foreign minister, Abbas Stanekzai, had approached China for assistance to fight the blaze.

Meanwhile, following Pakistani military shootings, forests in Nangarhar have also been set ablaze.

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