Taliban militants storm Afghan provincial capital, clashes continue

Taliban militants storm Afghan provincial capital, clashes continue

The "clashes are ongoing in several parts of the city and close to National Directorate of Security (NDS) department", a member of the provincial council, Dadullah Qane, said, as cited by TOLOnews.

Oryakhel said Afghan forces equipped with advanced weaponry were fighting against the militants and were not in need of reinforcement.

The insurgents have tried several times to take provincial capitals in recent years, including Kunduz and Lashkar Gah, with the Afghan army deploying significant numbers of troops to hold those cities and push the militants out.

"Heavy fighting continues inside the city and aircraft have just started bombarding Taliban positions", she told AFP Tuesday from inside Farah.

Other residents, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of fears of possible Taliban retribution, said Taliban militants began their operation at around 2130 GMT on Monday (2am) attacking the city from several directions.

The Taliban claimed the assault on Farah in statement to media, saying they had attacked from multiple directions. Hours later, Shakoor said he could still hear gunfire as security forces fought back.

In the meantime, the residents of the city said that "if the government does not send more troops to the province, Farah city will fall into the hands of the Taliban".

On Tuesday, may 15, the militant groups of Taliban in the city of Farah in Western Afghanistan has committed another offense.

"The Taliban are roaming around and fighting in various areas of the city".

Satar Hissaini, a tribal elder in Farah, told AFP: 'The situation is very bad'.

"NDS forces in their headquarters are engaged in heavy clashes with the Taleban".

The latest reports say the terrorist group is still two-miles away from the city center. and the battle is still underway.

The insurgents released a statement warning residents to stay inside their homes and "stay calm".

Farah is a poppy-growing province in a hard to reach part of Afghanistan.

The targeting of Farah, coinciding with gains by the Taliban since the launch of a spring offensive less than three weeks ago, forced Afganistan's President, Ashraf Ghani, to call an urgent security meeting with senior defense officials on Tuesday.

But it has been the scene of intense fighting in recent years. Afghan security forces have struggled to combat the two groups since the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation concluded their combat mission in 2014, switching to a counterterrorism and support role.

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