Taliban attack police, administrative offices in Farah, 15 security forces killed, wounded

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 12, 2018, 07:31 AM(IST)

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The Taliban attacked district headquarters in Afghanistan's western Farah province early on Monday, killing and wounding at least 15 members of the security forces, reports said.

The terrorist group attacked the Anardara district police and administrative offices from different directions early in the morning.

The group claimed responsibility for the attack, Taliban spokesman Qari Yusouf Ahmadi confirmed in a statement.  

Over the weekend, a Taliban attack killed seven army commandos and eight policemen in Bala Buluk district.

Also, seven civilians, including two women and three children, were killed when Taliban struck their vehicle with a rocket in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, the provincial government said on Monday.

Reports say that the attack occurred at around 8.30 pm on Sunday in Bati Kot district. 

Reports say that two others were wounded and were taken for medical aid immediately. The motive behind the attack remained unknown and the Taliban has yet to make comments on the report.
 

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