Officials have confirmed the district police chief was one of eight security force members killed in the Taliban attack on Anar Dara.
Troops Swoop On Farah To Push Back Taliban
Afghan Ministry of interior (MoI) said on Monday that security forces have retaken control of parts of Anar Dara district in Farah province that fell to the Taliban on Monday morning.
This comes after a major air and ground operation was launched by reinforcements.
On Sunday night a large group of Taliban attacked the district center and captured parts of the district, the MoI said.
The ministry’s deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said that air and ground forces managed to push the Taliban back from the district center but that clashes are ongoing in some areas.
Rahimi meanwhile confirmed the death of eight security force members including the district police chief.
He said however that dozens of local and foreign Taliban fighters had been involved in the attack.
According to him at least 56 Taliban fighters have so far been killed and dozens more wounded, especially in the airstrikes.