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14 killed in Afghanistan clashes

IANS  |  Kabul 

At least six Afghan security forces and eight militants were killed on Tuesday after heavy fighting broke out in the country's Farah city.

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 told

said that a counter-offensive operation was ongoing and the security forces were trying to bring the situation under control.

"There is no fear of collapsing of the city to the hands of the insurgents," Danish said.

However, another said that "the captured several security checkpoints inside and around the city.

"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 Abdul Razaq, were injured during the fighting.



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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 13:58 IST