Afghan armed forces repel Taliban attacks in Herat and Farah provinces

 

The Afghan armed forces have repelled two Taliban attacks in western Herat and Farah provinces of Afghanistan, leaving more than 20 militants dead or wounded.

The 207th Zafar Corps in a statement said a clash took place between armed forces and Taliban in Highway#1 of Farah province which resulted into the killing of 5 Taliban militants while 6 others sustained injuries.

The statement further added that a local commander of the group identified as Mullah Helal was also among those killed.

In the meantime, the 207th Zafar Corps said a separate clash took place between armed forces and Taliban in Pashtun Zarghoon district that left at least 4 militants dead and 7 others wounded.

The 207th Zafar Corps also added that the clashes took place after Taliban militants attacked security outposts in the two provinces.

The armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the clashes so far.

 

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