The Special Forces of the Afghan national army have been deployed in three key government compounds in western Farah city as clashes are underway to suppress the militants who launched a coordinated attack on the provincial capital earlier this morning.

A spokesman for the Chief Executive office Javid Faisal said the commandos have been deployed in police headquarters, intelligence compound, and the central prison of Farah.

He said operations continue to suppress the militants as he assured that the situation would change by the end of the day.

MoD spokesman Gen. Mohamamd Radmanish had earlier said the clashes continue in the West and North of the city, almost 3 kilometers away from the center of the city.

Gen. Radmanish further added that additional forces have been deployed to further push the militants away from the outskirts of the city.

He said the security and defense officials predict that the situation will be brought under the control until evening as he admitted that a large number of militants have taken part in the attack.