Hekmatyar, is allowed to come back in Afganistan after an exile lasted almoust twenty years; Figure of great importance in the past Afghanistan political landscape and still excersing a pulling moral force as a warlord and head and founder of a succesful political party, Hezb-e Islami, has triggered various reaction in the afganistan pubblic opinion from the hopes for an unexpected key-man in the recounciling process of the terroristic group with the goverment, to a condemnation for a terrorist . During a telephonic conversation with the Former President Hamid Karzai, Hekmatyar has shared good wishes to work jointly for bringing peace, stability and development in the country. They emphasized on national unity and joint struggle for the betterment of the war-torn country. In his second public speech in Nangarhar, he sharply criticized the resurgent movement and said the Taliban are backing by the foreigners. “Taliban’s faiths and beliefs are doubted”.
Western military alliance is pondering upon the deployment of a bigger number of its troops in Afghanistan to strenghten the government army, which is afflicted by some heavy blows from the terrorist group either relatively new (ISIS) and older (Taliban). They are harshly testing the sway order that the american s substuncial funds for the recostrution and the government struggle have ensured at 59.7 percent of the country’s 407 districts, up from 57.2 percent in mid-November of last year. For Afganistan that remains in the grip of a deadly war, John Nicholson, the U.S. general who commands NATO forces in Afghanistan, told the U.S. Congress in February is needed in the ‘shortfall of a few thousand’ troops to meet requirements in the country. Since NATO’s combat mission formally ended in 2014, Taliban attacks have intensified, often overwhelming the Afghan military. NATO troops are in Afghanistan as part of the alliance’s Resolute Support mission to train, assist, and advise local forces.
After that a senior U.S. military official in Kabul, briefing journalists on condition of anonymity, said Russia was giving machine guns and other medium-weight weapons to the Taliban, the Russia’s response is those are nosense allegations, which, considering the lack of any proof on their base, will have no consequences for the attitude of active engagement that Russia has, towards the Afganistan ‘s security problems. During the meeting, Karzai said he hoped Russia’s efforts in helping to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan will continue and that these will eventually lead to direct talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. Lavrov made the remarks during a meeting with the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Moscow on Tuesday to continue cooperation with the aim of empowering Afghan government to garantee stability in its border and to work towards the prosperity of the Afghanistan
Afghan security commanders in Dand-e Ghori district of Baghlan province say Taliban is within hairbreadth of the first line of war with Afghan Forces. An Afghan soldier said that they are only a few metres away from Taliban distance and he added is the fourth day that they are fighting. Afghan security forces have faced many problems due to Taliban’s strong positions in Darqad bridge of Dand-e Ghori district. Abdul Qodus, commander of Public Order Police, said that dargad area will capture in few days The security situation in Baghlan continues to deteriorate, where the Taliban has made significant advances in a number of areas and recently fighting in key district- Dand-e Ghori a few kilometers away from the provincial capital.
Explosions and gunfire echoed in Kabul on Wednesday in two separate Taliban assalt, said afghan officials. A suicided bomber struck a district of the Afghan police and after that it is been a gun battle, said the Interior Minister. He added that minutes later another suicide bomber blew himself while he was trying to enter the Afghan Intelligence Agency in eastern Kabul. There are victims but the authorities don’t say the official number. The Afghan health ministry said 18 wounded people, some of them seriously, had so far been taken to hospitals. Taliban claimed both attacks.
At least 11 policemen have been killed in an insider attack in Southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, officials confirmed on Tuesday. It seems that a Taliban infiltred in the rank of police has caused this incident. The killer, after committing the crime, has escaped the scene. Meanwhile, a Taliban spokesman claimed of responsibility and insisted that 11 policemen had been killed in attack on police checkpoint in “Soargodar” area of Lashkar Gah City.
Taliban group confirmed death of its leader Mullah Abdul Salam in Kunduz province. The officials are saying that Mullah Abdul Salam had a key role in the collapse of Kunduz city besides he plotted numerous other attacks in this province. Taliban launched numerous attacks on Kunduz city since they announced their spring offensive earlier last year. There are conflicting news about Death of the leader; some officials says that Mullah Abdul Salam is been killed in a airstrikes led by USA, while Others says that he is been killed during a special operation conducted by the Afghan forces.
Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has said, in a meeting with a delegation of the European Parlament, that peace is possible with the Taliban group but their safe havens must be eliminated first. He said there have been developments recently in Afghan peace process and reconciliation with Taliban is likely however their safe havens and training centers must be eliminated first. However the Afghan Government have successfully been fighting the terrorist groups. He also pointed towards the government’s efforts to bring reforms in the key sectors and said necessary reforms have been brought in the elections systems and efforts are underway for the upcoming elections.
Four security personnel were among at least six persons killed when two Taliban suicide bombers today attacked a government compound in northwestern Pakistan’s restive tribal region. The explosion took place at the headquarters in Ghalanai in the Mohmand tribal region when two suicide bombers tried to enter the colony and when signaled to stop – one blew himself up while the other was killed by firing of security forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
An Afghan official says that a Taliban attack on a village in northern Faryab province has killed five members of the local police force. Karim Yuresh, spokesperons for the provincial police chief, said that Taliban has gained the control of the village, located in the Shirin Tagab district. The five members of the local police are been killed and other two are been wounded. Qari Yusouf Ahamdi, a Taliban spokesperson, claimed responsibility for the attack.