The Afghan government sent in reinforcement on Sunday as the Taliban stepped up attacks near the central city of Herat.

Hundreds of more troops arrived in Herat this morning and will take control of the situation, said Fawad Aman, a spokesman for the deputy defense minister.

Sunday is the fourth day of clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban in Herat city.

Most of the clashes took place in the southern part of the city, where the Taliban also seized the Malan Bridge on Saturday.

Former jihadi leader Ismail Khan, who heads the civilian forces in Herat, criticised the defense ministry for delaying the deployment of more troops.

Meanwhile, analysts have criticised the Taliban and termed attacks on cities as a violation of the Doha accord.

The Taliban, however, say they have made no promises that they will not attack cities.


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