Local officials in Kandahar province say Taliban fighters attacked the center of Arghistan district before noon on Saturday.

According to the officials, Taliban militants launched their offensives in the region following the massive two-car bomb explosions in the district.

The security chief of Kandahar Police HQ told the media that the explosions were caused by armored vehicles filled with explosives by the Taliban.

The security chief of the Kandahar province reported that Taliban militants after the explosion started attacking the Arghistan district’s center.

Afridi also stated that commandos and Afghan special forces backed by air support were deployed to the region and are currently fighting Taliban fighters.

The security chief of Kandahar police also said that a number of government security force members and the Taliban were killed and wounded during the skirmishes.

Meanwhile, sourced indicated that three security force members were killed and four others are wounded.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming they have inflicted heavy casualties on the government forces.

This comes as sources in Herat province reported that five people uprising force members were killed in a Taliban attack on a security checkpoint in Kohsan district of the province.

On condition of anonymity, a source told the media that the incident took place on Friday in the Kal-Ghambar area of Kohsan district.

At least five local uprising forces were killed and Taliban have taken several weapons belonging to the force with them.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.


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