On September 9, the Taliban launched a coordinated attack on the district center of Parchaman in the western province of Farah, according to the Taliban news agency Voice of Jihad. During the attack, Taliban fighters attacked the administrative center of the district, a headquarter of the Afghan National Police (ANP) and a base of the Afghan National Army (ANA).
The Afghan group claimed that its fighters killed and injured 14 personnel of the ANP and ANN in the attack, that lasted from more than three hours.
Following the attack, warplanes of the Afghan Air Force (AAF) conducted several airstrikes on Taliban troops around Parchaman. Voice of Jihad said that one fighter of the Taliban was killed and a vehicle was destroyed as a result of the airstrikes.
Since the beginning of this year, the Taliban has stepped up its operations in Farah. The Afghan group even launched a large-scale attack on the capital of the province in late May. However, the ANA managed to repel the attack with support from the NATO.