At least two protesters have been killed after supporters of a sacked Afghan governor clashed with US and Afghan security forces in the western city of Herat.
Fighting has been raging around the main western Afghan city of Herat as forces opposed to tribal leader Ismail Khan have been battling for control of surrounding districts, a US-appointed Defence Ministry official says.
An explosion has rocked the western Afghan city of Herat killing at least five and injuring 34 others, according to officials.
The Afghan government has sent more troops to the troubled western city of Herat to assert its authority before the funeral of the provincial governor's son.
The Afghan government commander accused of killing a minister who was the son of a powerful provincial governor has fled fighting in which more than 100 people have been reported killed.