Intense gun battles have raged between NATO-backed Afghan troops and heavily-armed militants targeting UN and government buildings in the city of Lashkar Gah.
Afghan forces had to call in NATO air support after coming under fire — reporting a large number of militants. NATO reports helicopters are over the city and firing on militants. A similar commando assault occurred in Kabul about two weeks ago.
SOURCE: PRESSTV Taliban launch commando assault in Lashkar Gah