April 5 (UPI) -- At least 50 members of the Afghan security and police forces were killed or wounded in ongoing combat with hundreds of Taliban fighters in Badghis province, officials said.
In a Ministry of Defense statement, the attack was launched at around 12:30 a.m., adding that heavy clashes continue and additional ground and air support was deployed.
In early March, the Taliban attacked the district, killing more than two dozen security forces members.
The latest attacks are part of its yearly spring offensive, despite ongoing peace talks with the United States.
On March 12, the United States and the Taliban had reached a draft agreement on counter-terrorism assurances.
"It's clear all sides want to end the war. Despite ups and downs, we kept things on track and made real strides," U.S. presidential envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Twitter following the agreement on the draft proposal.