Security Forces Suffer ‘Heavy Casualties’ in Faryab Clashes

At least 14 security force members, including Saifurrahman Dehzad, the police chief for Qaisar district of Faryab were killed in clashes with Taliban on Saturday night, said Nader Saeedi, a member of provincial council.

Taliban launched attack on the police HQ and other parts of the district on Saturday night and “have taken 37 security force members as captive,” Saeedi said.

“More than 30 other security force members and the police HQ are under siege by the Taliban and if reinforcements are not deployed in the area, they will also be taken captive by the Taliban,” he said.

Security officials in Faryab have not commented on the clashes.