Taliban attacks Farah city in west Afghanistan, kills dozens

Fierce battle as Taliban militants besiege provincial capital

Six members of Afghan security forces and eight Taliban militants were killed on Tuesday after heavy fighting in Farah city, the provincial capital of the western province of Farah. Local residents fear the whole province may fall to the insurgents.

Ten people were killed and 40 others wounded, he said, adding that the security personnel, employees and civilians were among the victims.

The Afghan authorities have long struggled to gain control of the isolated region, as Taliban fighters have repeatedly launched offensives on the Farah province.

Fared Bakhtawer, head of the Farah provincial council, says several security checkpoints were overrun by Taliban fighters on Tuesday morning and that an intense gunbattle was ongoing in the city.

An unnamed local government official and several residents said fighting between security forces and militants was under way around 4 kilometers from the city center.

According to the local Tolo News, in the last 19 days, since the start of the Taliban's Spring Offensive, the group carried out over 2,700 attacks which resulted in numerous fatalities.

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Afghan security forces have struggled to combat the Taliban and IS since the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation formally concluded their combat role in the country in 2014, shifting to a support and counterterrorism mission.

Officials said security forces had received reinforcements and were fighting back the rebels.

Several security forces members, including provincial deputy police chief Abdul Razaq were injured during the fighting.

Farah, sandwiched between Iran and Afghanistan's opium heartland Helmand province, is also home to many drug smuggling routes into Iran.

Since then, Afghan security forces have suffered heavy casualties at the hands of the insurgents but claim they have inflicted heavy damage on the Taliban in return.

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