An Afghan official says a rocket fired by the Taliban has killed two people in the country’s east.
The governor of Kunar province, Waheedullah Kalimzai, says the projectile was fired Tuesday. He says it struck a market in the provincial capital, Asad Abad, killing two employees of the department of communications.
Meanwhile, in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, authorities say they have recaptured a district from the Taliban amid fierce clashes.
A statement from the Interior Ministry says Afghan security forces took back the district of Qala-e Zal in Kunduz. The district fell to the Taliban earlier this month after insurgents overran the local police headquarters.
Police officer Mohammad Faisal says fighting is still underway in Qala-e Zal, adding that the Taliban have planted land mines around the district.