Farah provincial council said Sunday that a group of Taliban insurgents attacked several security check posts in the province.
Dadulllah Qani provincial council member said that on Saturday night Taliban insurgents attacked seven army check posts in Pusht Rod district.
According to Qani two check posts have fallen to the Taliban and 15 ANA soldiers were killed.
Four other soldiers were also wounded in the clash, Qani added.
Farah security officials and ministry of defense have not yet commented.
This comes after Asad Mama, police chief of Meezan district of southern Zabul province was killed in a Taliban attack on Saturday night.
The attack took place after many Taliban attacked the Meezan district and started clashes with the security forces, the officials said, adding that “Asad Mama was killed in the attack.”
The Taliban have also suffered heavy casualties, according to officials, adding that there is no exact information about the casualty numbers.
However, the officials did not provide further details.
In a separate attack, seven policemen when killed in Shar-e-Safa district in Zabul – also on Saturday night, the provincial governor, Rahmatullah Yarmal confirmed.
He said the Taliban also suffered casualties. No further details were provided.
Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks.