News - Afghanistan
Dozens of Taliban insurgents attacked Yamgan district of north-eastern Badakhshan province early Saturday and are clashing with security forces, local officials said.
The attack took place when Taliban insurgents including foreigners stormed the district and started clashing with security forces early today, Provincial Acting Governor, Shah Wali Adeeb said.
"The Taliban insurgents have surrounded the security forces in the district and clashes are ongoing," he said.
He said he has called on central government to send in reinforcement troops to help the local security forces.
The Taliban have not yet commented on the attack.