Taliban attacks police headquarters in Farah province

The Taliban attacked a police headquarters in Anardara district of Farah province on Sunday

Dec 28, 2020
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The Taliban attacked a police headquarters in Anardara district of Farah province on Sunday. Local officials confirmed a security force member was killed and two others wounded in the attack, TOLO news reported.

Governor of Farah province Muhammad Mujahid said the insurgent group first detonated a car full of explosives in the compound and then explosion was followed by fighting with security forces.

“Several Taliban were killed in the response by the security forces’ clearing operations in the area,” the governor was quoted as saying by the TOLOnews.

The insurgent group has not yet commented on the incident. Local officials confirmed to TOLOnews that the attack was pushed by the security forces.

Earlier on 9 November, the Taliban mounted a similar attack on a military base in Ghazni city, killing two security force members.

Under the US-Taliban agreement, the insurgent group committed not to take over provincial and city centres forcefully. Though, the Taliban has not followed their commitment in spirit. 

In the last two months, the group has repeatedly attacked several city centres and a provincial centre in Kandahar and Helmand provinces.

US forces conducted airstrikes in defence of the Afghan security forces in the southern part of the country.