At Least 20 Dead, 90 Injured Over Four Days Of Fighting In Afghanistan's Herat - Reports
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 02nd August, 2021) At least 20 people, including civilians, have died and another 90 were injured during the last four days of ongoing fighting with the Taliban (a terror group, banned in Russia) in the Afghan city of Herat and its outskirts, the Tolo news tv channel reports.
Over the weekend, national media reported that Taliban fighters had seized the outskirts of Herat, moving into downtown areas. Sixteen out of the 17 districts of the northwestern Herat province are now under the control of the Taliban.
Afghanistan is witnessing a flare-up of tensions between the government forces and the Taliban, as the latter have seized large swathes of rural areas and stepped up their offensive on large cities. Violence is on the rise amid the withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan.