Afghan forces have launched an operation, four days later the revolutionary attacked and captured an army unit by the Taliban in the western Badghis province. Col. Qais Mangal, a Defence Ministry spokesman, said that “at least 12 security forces have been killed in the last 48 hours, bringing the overall death toll to more than 40.
Dozens more have been wounded. Mangal says dozens of insurgents have been killed and wounded by air and ground forces.” A provincial council member said that “around 600 Afghan security forces were trapped inside the base, running low on ammunition, food, and water. There was no immediate update on their numbers or condition.”