Afghan Forces Repel Taliban Attack On Outskirts Of Western City
Herat, Afghanistan, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Jul, 2021 ) :Afghan forces on Thursday repelled a Taliban attack on the outskirts of Afghanistan's key western city of Herat, officials said, as the insurgents pressed on with their sweeping offensive.
The Taliban recently seized several districts around the city as well as two border crossings in the province along the frontiers with Iran and Turkmenistan as they continued with their deadly assault.
Violence has surged across the country since the insurgents launched their assault in early May, soon after the US-led foreign forces began their final withdrawal which is now almost complete.
"Fortunately, their attack was repelled by Afghan security forces, but unfortunately four members of Afghan security forces were killed."Farhad said sporadic fighting continued in the district up until now, adding up to 40 Taliban fighters had been killed in the fighting.