Entire Afghan province at the verge of collapse to Taliban, at least 15 soldiers killed in fierce fighting

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Entire Afghan province at the verge of collapse to Taliban, at least 15 soldiers killed in fierce fighting

KABUL - Heavy fighting between Afghan link government link forces and the Taliban link in Afghanistan link Uruzgan Province resulted in casualties on both sides, a military source told Sputnik on Monday.

Although exact figures are unclear, the source estimated that eight commando troops, five police link officers and two Afghan link National Army link soldiers perished over several days of fighting.

The source voiced fear that Taliban link forces may link completely overrun the province if no reinforcements are sent.

Official Afghan link military sources have yet to share link any information regarding the ongoing military actions in the region. State news link agency Bakhtar News on Sunday link reported that a total of 12 Taliban link militants link were killed in combat in the Uruzgan and Zabul provinces, providing scant details.

Taliban militants link claimed they killed 14 commando troops and other soldiers during the fighting.

Afghanistan has long been suffering from link an unstable security situation.

The Afghan link government link forces have been fighting the Taliban link movement for almost two decades. The conflict-stricken country continues to fight other insurgents as well, including militant groups affiliated with al-Qaeda and the Islamic State terrorist link organization (both groups banned in Russia link).

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