Afghanistan: Government Attacks Taliban, 89 Terrorists Killed

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According to the Defence Ministry of Afghanistan, at least 89 Taliban terrorists were killed and 67 injured during an operation against the terrorist group.

Written By Ria Kapoor | Mumbai | Updated On:
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According to the Defence Ministry of Afghanistan, at least 89 Taliban terrorists were killed during an operation against the terrorist group, The incident took place in the Afghan province of Tahar. The operation that happened in the past 24 hours also left over 60 people injured. 

Government's fight against the Taliban

Rohullah Ahmadzai, who is the spokesperson for the Defence Ministry in the country, while speaking at a news conference, said, "Operation against the Taliban is going on throughout Afghanistan. In many areas, the Taliban have been forced to retreat. In the past 24 hours, 89 Taliban have been killed and 67 others were wounded in Tahar Province alone.” Speaking about the operation further, he added that during the operation, the province’s Bahark district of Tahar was under complete control of the government forces. 

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The worsening situation in Afghanistan

In today’s time and age, Afghanistan has been suffering from this unstable security situation more than ever. With the Afghan war already becoming the longest war in US history, the situations have not only turned out to be more intense but also more complicated with time. Taliban, that now enjoys more territorial control than ever is initiating attacks that are bigger, more frequent, more widespread and much deadlier. 

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The security situation in the country has only worsened in recent years with rates of civilian casualties reaching record highs in 2018. Additionally, the humanitarian situation also remains dire owing to a probable scarcity in resources and the possibility of a prolonged drought. Scarcity issues also continue to threaten greater levels of displacement and human suffering in the already suffering area.

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However, the Afghanisthan government continues its efforts to fight the Taliban, which has been waging a war against Kabul for almost two decades. Another fight that the government has going on its front is that with the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia), which has been operating in Afghanistan since 2015.

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(With ANI inputs)

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