Taliban attacks Farah city in west Afghanistan, kills dozens

Heavy clashes in W. Afghanistan city as major Taliban offensive kicks off

In a joint press briefing midday Tuesday, they said their forces were fighting the Taliban a few kilometers outside the city.

Noorul Haq, spokesman for the Afghan National Army (ANA) in Farah, said up to 1,000 security personnel are engaged in gunfight with the militants.

Danish rejected the reports suggesting that the police chief of the police district#3 of the city has been killed during the clashes.

Taliban militants attacked Farah city, provincial capital of western Afghan province of Farah early Tuesday, in a coordinated effort to seize full control of the city, a provincial security source said.

Cure for the common cold? Incredible molecule shows real promise
This molecule will also work against the viruses related to the common cold (polio, foot, and mouth disease viruses). The Imperial College researchers reported that IMP-1088 blocked the common cold without affecting healthy cells.

According to the local Tolo News, in the last 19 days, since the start of the Taliban's Spring Offensive, the group carried out over 2,700 attacks which resulted in numerous fatalities.

Local media reported that Taliban forces was close to taking over a prison in the city. He said 10 Taliban militants were killed.

"The Taliban captured several security checkpoints inside and around the city".

Mujahid said Taliban fighters launched a multipronged attack and overran a large number of checkpoints belonging to Afghan security forces in the city.

South Korea hails North's pledge to dismantle N-test site
The top USA diplomat did not elaborate, but his comment could refer to the type of assurances North Korea has sought in the past. The meeting between Moon and Kim resulted in few specifics and was largely seen as a prelude to the first-ever U.S.

Farah also has a border with Helmand province, where the Taliban controls several districts. Security forces were able to rescue around 50 employees stuck in the building during the attack, he added.

Since then, Afghan security forces have suffered heavy casualties at the hands of the insurgents but claim they have inflicted heavy damage on the Taliban in return. Local officials as well as tribal elders requested additional forces from the central government and more security from the province.

"The Taliban are moving very fast, if the government does not take serious and speedy action, the province is going to collapse to Taliban", one resident warned Reuters.

Complete spoilers for tonight's Monday Night Raw from London
Reigns wanted a match with Jinder Mahal but Kurt Angle said that Mahal was already booked for a match tonight. Seth Rollins is scheduled to again defend his Intercontinental Championship, this time against Kevin Owens .

Related News:

  • Redmi S2 India to be launched on June 7

    Redmi S2 India to be launched on June 7

    The vivo V9 has regained the two spots it lost last time around and is back in sixth, just ahead of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 . After launching the Redmi S2 smartphone in China , Xiaomi looks all set to introduce the handset in the Indian market.
    Dick Cheney wants to bring back waterboarding because 'it worked'

    Dick Cheney wants to bring back waterboarding because 'it worked'

    It is known she played a key role in what is being termed "brutal interrogation" of suspects involved in Islamic terrorism. "If it were my call I would not discontinue those programs", Cheney told Fox Business, adding that they "worked".
    Any new USA  sanctions on Iran violate resolution 2231

    Any new USA sanctions on Iran violate resolution 2231

    Zarif is heading a high-ranking political-economic delegation during his visit to China. Iran says as far as it's concerned the nuclear deal is not yet dead.
  • Mum's proposal upstaged by peeing three-year-old son

    Mum's proposal upstaged by peeing three-year-old son

    The original video was deleted by Facebook, but Przytula said it had more than 56,000 views and about 300 shares. He had the ring in his pocket and even had his 11-year-old daughter getting video of the life changing moment.
    Boss Key Productions Is No More

    Boss Key Productions Is No More

    Yesterday, the studio head at Boss Key Productions , Cliff Bleszinski announced that the studio has been shut down, finito. Lawbreakers was shuttered, with Radical Heights becoming the hail mary pass that Boss Key made a decision to throw.
    Avengers: Infinity War's Thanos leaves Fortnite tomorrow

    Avengers: Infinity War's Thanos leaves Fortnite tomorrow

    Keep reading and check out the gallery (below) to discover how to complete this new weekly challenge with minimal fuss. Fortnite Tracker reveals that there are seven challenges, including four normal and three hard difficulty.
  • Harry Reid receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer

    Harry Reid receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer

    Harry Reid (D-NV) underwent surgery Monday to remove a tumor from his pancreas, Reid's family said in a statement Monday. According to a statement from Reid's family, the problem was detected early and the surgery went well.
    'Informal' meet with Putin

    'Informal' meet with Putin

    The two leaders would also discuss their respective national developmental priorities and bilateral matters, the ministry added. Modi will meet Putin for the BRICS summit in South Africa and again in Argentina for the G-20 summit.
    Mnuchin: Trump Fulfills Promises With New Embassy in Israel

    Mnuchin: Trump Fulfills Promises With New Embassy in Israel

    The Trump administration has avoided that description, and noted that the city's final borders should be decided by the parties. He said the decision is merely a recognition of reality, and he said it provides a firmer foundation for peace negotiations.
  • HP's ENVY Curved AiO 34 gets sleek new design and Alexa

    HP's ENVY Curved AiO 34 gets sleek new design and Alexa

    HP rates this model for up to 12 hours and 45 minutes of usage, which we look forward to testing with the Laptop Mag Battery Test. HP will sell the EliteBook 1050 G1 in the USA later this month with a starting price of $1,899 (approximately Rs. 1,28,300).

    "Bemused" Uber repeatedly turned down Trump's fixer, Michael Cohen

    Trump's new attorney Rudy Giuliani has said that Cohen "certainly never lobbied" Trump. "Did you, Mr. Quinn, or any other AT&T executives meet with Michael Cohen , Mr.
    Melania Trump in hospital after kidney surgery

    Melania Trump in hospital after kidney surgery

    Taking to Twitter he wrote: "Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania". He told the audience that she is "on our hearts" and "we're praying for her speedy and full recovery".


Most liked

Kevin O'Brien slams ton in Ireland's inaugural Test
Ireland still have a chance of victory in their inaugural Test against Pakistan thanks to a century from Kevin O'Brien.

Peaky Blinders is a top victor at BAFTA Television Awards
The program had already won three BAFTAs back at the April 22 British Academy Television Craft Awards. She also turned a joke about Love Island into one about the Windrush Generation.

Lars Von Trier's Trump-inspired horror sparks mass walkout at Cannes
The House That Jack Built premieres at Cannes today ( May 14 ), so we'll likely hear how the film is sooner rather than later. Seven years ago, Lars Von Trier was banned from the Cannes Film Festival for making provocative jokes about Adolf Hitler.

Nawaz rejects NSC's declaration, demands National Commission to unearth facts
PM Abbasi negated the term "traitor" for Nawaz Sharif adding that "nobody needs a certificate of patriotism from anyone". The meeting recalled that was not Pakistan, but India that has delayed the finalisation of the case.

Republican primaries for special elections Tuesday
Today, May 15 is the deadline to vote in the June 5 primary election, and the deadline to vote by mail is Thursday, May 29. Also on the ballot will be candidates for the state Democratic and Republican committees from each county.

Raleigh 1 of 30 sites for launch of Poor People's Campaign
Columbia police say the protesters were given three orders to move out of the road, which the protestors ignored. On Mother's Day 50 years ago, thousands converged on Washington, D.C., to take up the cause that Rev.

More Fissures From Hawaii Volcano Threaten Residences
Lava flows from the volcano, one of five on the island, have buried an area about 125 square kilometers, according to the U.S. Scientists say the number of active fissures spawned by the Kilauea (kih-luh-WAY'-uh) volcano in Hawaii is 17, not 18.

South Africa recalls ambassador to Israel following death of 55 Palestinian protesters
The unveiling comes around the 70th anniversary of establishing Israel as a Jewish state. "What Israel has done is a genocide. Israel said some 40,000 Palestinians had taken part in "violent riots" at 13 locations along the Gaza Strip security fence.

Retro is working on Star Fox: Grand Prix for Nintendo Switch - rumour
E3 is less than a month away, and if there's a place where a project like this could be revealed, it would be on that stage. When Metroid Prime 4 was announced past year at E3, the conclusion most came to was that Retro Studios was working on it.

Jets Look To Extend Series Lead Over Golden Knights
Marchessault restored the two-goal lead 1:28 later. "Maybe we showed the hockey world we deserve to be here". The lesson is, continue to bet against the Knights at your own peril. "We were chasing the game all night".

Mahira Khan becomes first Pakistani actor to debut at Cannes
Sonam Kapoor will also walk the red carpet on May 15 and we can expect some stunning pictures from the gala event. Unlike past seven years, Sonam Kapoor doesn't have her sister and stylist Rhea Kapoor accompanying her this year.

Seattle approves business tax for homelessness
Seattle itself had a head tax in effect from 2006 to 2009 but it was repealed to help businesses in the midst of the recession. However, a tax on jobs at any level is bad economic policy and will negatively impact Seattle's economy and city tax revenues.

Neymar named in Brazil's 23-man World Cup squad
It will assemble at the national training center in Teresopolis on May 21 before heading to London for training a week later. Alves , 35, tore his ACL on Tuesday during Paris Saint-Germain's French Cup final victory against Les Herbiers.

Simpson cruises to four-stroke victory at Players Championship
VanWezenbeeck, said of his set-up: "The biggest thing for Webb is that he doesn't mind how many headcovers are in his bag". He is now up to 80th, with a stated aim of making it to the last World Golf Championships event at Firestone in August.

Police rely on 'psychological autopsy' to file chargesheet in Sunanda Pushkar death
Charge-sheet surprises TharoorTharoor himself went on Twitter taking a swipe at the Delhi Police and questioned its motivations. Leading to this, on February 23, Shashi Tharoor said that he was looking for a conclusion in his wife's death case.