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Dozens Dead After Taliban Ambush On Afghan Government Forces

Dozens have been killed after Taliban militants ambushed Afghan security forces in the western province of Farah, sparking an hourslong gunbattle.  Farid Bakhtawar, head of the provincial council, said eight special forces and 10 police officers were killed in a predawn attack by the Taliban in the Bala Buluk district on Saturday.  Bakhtawar said some 40 Taliban militants were also killed in the battle, which lasted about five hours.  He said airstrikes were called in...

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