TALUQAN (Afghanistan), Feb 9 (Bernama) -- Afghan security forces began destroying a bazaar named after Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar Friday soon after evicting Taliban militants from a major district in the northern Takhar province.
"The security forces have bulldozed Omari Bazaar and 30 percent of the bazaar has already been destroyed," spokesman Abdul Khalil Asir told China's Xinhua News Agency.
Earlier, the Afghan security forces cleared several villages in Darqad district of Taliban militants.
Abdul Khalil said the Taliban militants had illegally occupied the land and built a bazaar there to consolidate their grip on the area.
Scores of Taliban militants have been killed and injured in a series of operations in Darqad district, some 100 km north of the provincial capital Taluqan city.....