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NDS Special Forces Foil Taliban’s Bid to Carry out Coordinated Attack in Farah

NDS Special Forces Foil Taliban’s Bid to Carry out Coordinated Attack in Farah

KABUL - The Special Forces of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), have foiled Taliban’s bid to carry out a coordinated attack in western Farah province.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement said the Special Forces of the directorate targeted a large compound of the Taliban group in Farah Rod district which the Taliban wanted to use for the attack.
The statement further added that the group’s shadow district governor for Khak-e-Safid Mullah Abdul Bari and two other senior commanders in charge of a group of 100 insurgents were using the compound to mobilize forces for the attack.
According to NDS, the militants were looking to target several check posts located along the Farah and Farah Rod highway.
At least fifteen Taliban insurgents were killed during the operation including a commander of the group identified as Lawang, NDS added.
NDS also added in its statement that NDS Special Forces also confiscated six tons of explosives along with several weapons and ammunition during the operation.
The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.
This comes as the group launched a coordinated attack on Farah city nearly ten days ago and managed to briefly take over some parts of the city before the Afghan forces launched a large scale operation to clear the provincial capital. (KP)