At least 10 security personnel were killed in an insurgent attack at a checkpoint in Afghanistan’s Farah province on Wednesday, AP reported. In a separate attack, a suicide blast claimed the lives of two border police personnel in Helmand province.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but the Taliban has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack in Helmand. Farah provincial council member Abdul Samad Salehi said the security forces were battling the Taliban on three fronts.

“We have asked the central government for additional troops before Farah city falls into the hands of the Taliban,” Salehi said.

Farah province has been the target of several attacks recently.

Spate of attacks

There has been a spate of attacks in Afghanistan. At least five Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in an attack at a military academy in Kabul on January 29. A suicide bombing in Kabul claimed 103 lives and left 235 people injured two days before the attack on the military academy. On January 20, Taliban militants had killed 22 people in a hotel in Kabul.