According to the vice-governor of the western province of Farah Mohammad Yunus Rasuli, a sharp escalation of the conflict began with a militant attack on a convoy Afghan Army, consisting of 5 cars in the Gulistan district. According to the law had killed three fighter.
In turn, the representative of the movement "Taliban" Qari Yousef Ahmadi told reporters by telephone that "during the attack on the convoy, which was bringing ammunition to foreign military personnel have been killed over 40 Afghan soldiers and officers."
The representative of the international forces to promote security in Afghanistan / ISAF / in Kabul said that in response to an attack Taliban their position in Gulistan were subjected to impact the Air Force coalition. In the operation were also involved Afghan forces and ISAF forces on the ground. As a result, according to the authorities of the Republic, were killed about 30 insurgents, another 15 Taliban injured. At the current time fighting in the last.
Aggravation of the situation in the west Afghanistan, where, in contrast to the southern and eastern regions during the winter relative calm, observers attributed to the gradual transfer of U.S. and NATO forces under the control of Kabul, several provinces of the country.