Afghan Taliban on mission to capture TAPI gas pipeline route in Afghanistan

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Afghan Taliban on mission to capture TAPI gas pipeline route in Afghanistan

The Taliban insurgents group used Humvee type armored personnel carriers and Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs) in their latest large scale attack in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

However, the provincial government says the offensive by the Taliban insurgents was successfully repulsed by the Afghan security forces, claiming that heavy casualties were incurred to the group during the clashes which still continue in some parts of Greshk district where clashes broke out late on Thursday night.

A statement by Helmand governor’s office said the attack was repulsed by the security forces and heavy casualties have been inflicted to the insurgents.

The statement further added that the Taliban insurgents were attempting to destroy the Yakhchal bridge in Greshk by launching a large scale attack despite the bride plays a key role and is considered an important route for the TAPI gas pipeline project.