Afghan officials say Taliban fighters have stormed a security post, killing nine soldiers in a western province.
Spokesman for the governor of Farah province Mohammad Naser Mehri said today the militants stormed a security post killing nine soldiers and wounding four other soldiers.
The attack took place last night in Pusht Road district. The intense, four-hour gun battle included the use of artillery against the army.
Mehri says Afghan war planes were deployed and 17 Taliban fighters were killed.
Last Thursday a Taliban attack on a military compound left 43 soldiers lead in southern Kandahar province.
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