Ministry of Defense has announced that Afghan forces have retaken Musa Qala District of southern Helmand province from Taliban.
A statement issued by the ministry states that after 220 Taliban were killed and wounded in the operation, the district came under government control around 01:00 am last night.
The press release adds that in the clearance operation that is still ongoing, security forces have discovered and defused hundreds of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Taliban had captured the District after severe clashes with security forces on Tuesday night.
After the district fall to Taliban, Mohammad Sharif Khan the district governor of Musa Qala told media that Afghan forces fought till they ran out of last bullet and food.
Taliban increased their attacks in an attempt to seize areas from Afghan forces after they announced their ‘Spring Offensive” in April.
But ministries of defense and interior say Taliban area not in the position to hold an area longer.