The local officials in western Farah province are claiming that 51 Taliban militants were killed or wounded during the clashes in Bala Bolok district.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Nasir Mehri said the clashes took place late on Monday night after a large group of militants launched coordinated attacks on security posts.

Mehri further added that the Afghan forces responded to the attack by the Taliban militants, leaving at least 19 of them dead and 32 others wounded.

According to Mehri, the Afghan forces called in airstrikes during the attack which inflicted heavy casualties on the militants.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the security situation in western Farah province has started to deteriorate during the recent months as the anti-government armed militants are attempting to expand their foothold in some key western provinces.


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