Taliban attacks Farah city in west Afghanistan, kills dozens
Kabul: Afghan officers say Taliban insurgents have attacked Farah metropolis, the capital of Farah province in western Afghanistan close to the border with Iran, killing and wounding dozens of safety forces.
Fared Bakhtawer, head of the Farah provincial council, says a number of safety checkpoints have been overrun by Taliban fighters on Tuesday morning and that an intense gunbattle was ongoing within the metropolis.
Bakhtawer says as much as 30 safety forces have been killed or wounded within the assaults. Mohammad Sarwar Osmani, a lawmaker kind Farah province, additionally confirmed the Taliban assaults.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, claimed duty. He stated fighters launched assaults kind a number of instructions, after which they overran a number of checkpoints within the metropolis.
Farah additionally has border with Helmand province, the place the Taliban controls a number of districts.