At least 37 local policemen were killed by the Taliban as fighting rage in Afghanistan’s Western Farah Province, local officials said on Monday.
Khost, the sole village controlled by the government in Khak-e Safid district, was attacked by Taliban militants while the fight was ongoing, Humaira Ayubi, a member of parliament from the province, told dpa.
Over 150 others are missing from the village, provincial council member Abdul Samad Salehi told dpa.
Salehi added that there was a contingent of 200 local policemen stationed in the village.
He said militants had set fire to houses in the village.