Afghan Taliban open multiple fronts against Security Forces across the country
KABUL - Afghan Taliban open multiple fronts against Security Forces across the country, Afghan media has reported.
Afghan Taliban have extended their attacks on the Afghan security forces in at least six provinces of the country in the past few days.
On the other hand, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said that Washington was at the threshold of sealing a peace agreement with the resurgent group to end the 18-year long conflict in the country.
The attacks on Afghan security forces in the relatively stable provinces of Kunduz, Takhar, Badakhshan, Balkh, Farah, and Herat came days after Mr. Khalilzad warned the Taliban during his discussions with the group’s senior negotiators in Doha that “violence like this must stop”. However, the Taliban continue to attack Afghan forces in various regions of the country.
“I raised the Kunduz attack in talks today, telling the Taliban that violence like this must stop. In addition, General [Scott] Miller visited Kunduz today [Saturday] and is focused on assisting Afghan forces to defend the city,” Khalilzad tweeted on Saturday following a brazen attack by the Taliban on Kunduz city in northeastern Afghanistan.
People from different parts of the country said there is a need for more attention to the security of different provinces.