Taliban takes district center in Afghan province

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LASHKAR GAH (Reuters) – Taliban fighters captured a district center in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah, where they have battled government forces fiercely in recent months. Naser Mehri, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the fighters captured the center of Anar Dara district on Sunday night after hours of fighting. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said 15 policemen were killed and several military vehicles seized, along with a large quantity of ammunition.

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