KABUL - Afghan Army General along with contingent of elite military commandos killed by Afghan Taliban.
The Afghan commando forces sustained heavy losses during an anti-terror operation in Aab Kamari district of Badghis province in an attack by the Taliban when the forces were evacuating a military helicopter in the area.
Badghis governor Abdul Ghaffar Malikzai said that lack of coordination from the center is as the main reason for the casualties.
“Over 25 Taliban fighters were eliminated, we also had some martyrs, but the regrettable issue is that we had no coordination,” he said.
But the Ministry of Defense (MoD) came up with a different logic, saying casualties among the commando forces were caused due to the complex nature of the area.
Reports say that over 30 members of the well-trained Afghan elite commandos including a commander were killed during the operation after the Taliban fighters launched a preemptive ambush on these forces while they were evacuating a military helicopter in the area.
Meanwhile, the body of a prominent Afghan National Army Brigadier General Abdul Mubin Mohabati was laid to rest in his hometown in the northeastern province of Panjshir after he was killed alongside several other members of the Afghan army and foreigners by a Taliban intruder in the central province of Ghazni.
The attack in Ghazni took place after a high-level delegation comprising Afghan and foreign military officials were visiting Ghani to asses the security situation in the area.