Afghan Taliban have launched fierce assault on 7 provinces in Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban have launched fierce assault on 7 provinces in Afghanistan

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense says government forces are engaged in battles against insurgents in seven provinces in order to remove security threats.

The ministry said recently a large number of troops were sent to Faryab to conduct anti-Taliban operations in Shirin Tagab and Khwaja Sabz Posh districts in the province.

Other operations, the ministry said, are ongoing in five districts of Ghazni province. Meanwhile, government forces are fighting insurgents in Jawzjan, Badghis, Farah, Helmand and Uruzgan provinces.

“They are busy planning there. You will soon hear that there would be good improvements in military operations in the two districts,” Defense Ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish said.

“The situation in Ghazni is better in the past two days but unfortunately there were some problems in Faryab and we hope that the situation improves,” said Radmanish.

Meanwhile, MPs from volatile provinces said the security agencies are not paying the required attention to insecure areas.

“There is fighting in all 11 districts of Faryab where only centers and police headquarters are under government’s control while villages have fallen to militants,” said Rangina Kargar, an MP from Faryab.

“One district named Dahan-e-Ghori and another area which belongs to Pul-e-Khumri City is Dand-e-Ghori. These have been a safe haven for the Taliban and for their military training for many years,” said Mohayuddin Mahdi, an MP from Baghlan.