Taliban faces heavy casualties in Farah province



Kabul:  At least 29 Taliban militants were killed and seven others wounded in airstrikes by Afghan forces in western Farah province, the Afghan army claimed on Monday.

The Afghan National Army (ANA) said in a statement that insurgents attacked several security outposts on Sunday night but “faced fierce resistance from the Afghan forces.”

In response to the Taliban attack, the air force carried out airstrikes in the area, the statement said. The statement did not provide details about the casualties of Afghan troops. An unconfirmed report indicates that at least nine soldiers were killed in skirmishes. However, the officials denied the report.

The Taliban militant group yet to comment on the matter.