At least six Afghan security forces and eight Taliban militants were killed on Tuesday after heavy fighting broke out in the country's Farah city.
Taliban militants launched a major offensive at around 2.40 a.m. from northern and western neighbourhood of Farah, in a coordinated effort to seize full control of the city, an official told Xinhua news agency.
"There is no fear of collapsing of the city to the hands of the insurgents," Danish said.
"The situation is tense. Most people are staying indoors. The streets are deserted. Gunfight, airstrikes and explosions are taking place around the city," he said.
Several security personnel, including provincial Deputy Police Chief Abdul Razaq, were injured during the fighting.
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