2 Public Uprising Force Members Killed in Taliban Attack in Herat

Two members of public uprising forces were killed and several more were wounded in a Taliban attack in Herat province early hours of Tuesday morning, provincial governor Sayed Waheed Qatali said.

The attack took place at around 2 am in Ghorian district in Herat province following a car bomb explosion close to police HQ and a public uprising force outpost, Qatali said.

“The security forces targeted the Taliban’s explosive-laden vehicle before reaching it’s target,” he said adding that “the clashes continued for several hours but after the arrival of the reinforcements, the Taliban were pushed backed from the area.”

“Taliban also suffered casualties in the clashes,” he added.

Taliban so far has not commented on the attack.