Bakhtawer says up to 30 security forces were killed or wounded in the attacks. Mohammad Sarwar Osmani, a lawmaker form Farah province, also confirmed the Taliban attacks.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility. He said fighters launched attacks form multiple directions, after which they overran several checkpoints in the city.
Farah also has border with Helmand province, where the Taliban controls several districts.
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