16 May 2018
Writer: Azizullah Popal

Salangi: Taliban Pushed Back in Farah City

Farah Governor Abdul Basir Salangi told media that some 300 Taliban insurgents have been killed in the day-long attack in Farah province's capital city.
The Taliban stormed the city in the early hours of Tuesday morning and were pushed back early Wednesday.
He said, "15 army soldiers, 10 policemen and five civilians were killed in the clashes."
"First 1,000 Taliban insurgents attacked Farah districts on Tuesday and after the first attack over 1,000 other insurgents also joined the attack," Salangi added.
The Taliban gathered the insurgents from Helmand, Herat, Ghor and Zabul provinces to launch the large-scale attack on the city, but security forces defended the city including the National Directorate of Security (NDS) department, police headquarters, and Farah city hospital and pushed them back after reinforcements arrived.
The Taliban has not yet confirmed their casualty toll.


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