Taliban steps up attacks on major Afghan cities as troops withdraw | DW News

There has been renewed fighting between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters on the outskirts of the western Afghan city of Herat, with hundreds fleeing their homes to seek shelter. The clashes come a day after a police guard was killed in an attack on a United Nations compound. Violence has surged in Afghanistan since early May, when the militants launched a sweeping offensive as US-led foreign forces began their final withdrawal.

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