World Bulletin/News Desk
Hundreds of Taliban fighters have stormed a strategic district in an Afghan province not far from the capital, killing dozens of people in five days of fighting and the insurgents could capture the area, officials said on Friday.
"If there is no urgent help from the central government, the district will collapse," Safi said.
Heavy fighting was going on in Ajrestan on Friday. Safi said a car bomber attacked a police checkpoint early in the day before provincial authorities completely lost contact with the district.
"We have asked repeatedly for helicopters to evacuate the wounded, but so far nothing has been done," Ahmadi said.
However, a regional spokesman for the Afghan army, Nazif Sultani, said on Friday reinforcements had been sent to the district the previous day. He said he had no further information.Last Mod: 26 Eylül 2014, 11:15