Local authorities said Tuesday that Taliban forces attacked Ghazni, clashing with Afghan security forces and using explosives in an attempt to capture the central Afghan city.
The attack on Ghazni, on the highway linking Kabul (Capital of Afghanistan) with the Kandahar province, increases the Taliban’s attack against the Afghan government and comes as American forces prepare to move from the war-torn nation in about ninety days.
While high-ranking Afghan officials confirmed the Taliban’s attack, they also stated that Afghan security forces were attempting to recapture the lost ground.
The statement comes as local #Afghanistan officials say #Taliban fighters have launched an attack aimed at taking the central city of #Ghazni (via @Reuters)
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The Taliban forces remained for years dominant in Ghazni province, but provincial law enforcement authorities stated the overnight assault from various directions was the fiercest carried out by the Taliban fighters.
Moreover, clashes boosted near security barriers in the Ganj and Shaikh Ajal area of Ghazni city, forcing shop-owners to close the market.
A provincial council member in Ghazni, Abdul Jami, said that the condition in the city (Ghazni) is changing; many of the lost areas in the outlying region are being seized by the Afghan security forces.
Nearly 241000 people passed away due to war between US troops and Taliban forces
Roadways to the area were blocked, and telecommunication networks interrupted, making it challenging for aid agencies and authorities to assess the number of sufferers.
Furthermore, as the Afghan security forces took up arms against the Taliban insurgents in Ghazni and many other parts of Afghanistan, authorities stated several civilians were energetically joining the fight against the armed group.
Afghan defense and security forces’ spokesman, Ajmal Omar Shinwari, said that Afghan’s enthusiasm to battle the Taliban forces is being soaked up in the structure of the Territorial Army. Shinwari said in Kabul that firstly they would get trained, then they’ll be deployed to the battleground along with other Afghan troops.
Violence boosted after United States troops and NATO military started the pullout of their remaining forces to meet a September 11, 2021 deadline declared by American leader Joe Biden to put an end to United States’ longest war.
An official said Saturday that nearly five thousand Afghan families ran away from their homes in Kunduz city after several days of battle between Afghan security forces and Taliban forces.
According to the recent data from Costs of War (Brown University), about 241000 people passed away due to war between US troops and Taliban forces.
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