Afghan Army kills 125 Taliban militants in 24-hour operations; UN expresses concern over increasing Taliban attacks

Brussels/Kabul: – In the last 24 hours, the Afghan army has killed 125 Taliban militants. It is claimed to include senior Taliban commanders and is believed to be the largest operation by the Afghan military against the Taliban in the past three days. Two days ago, 262 Taliban militants were killed in an attack by Afghan forces. Earlier this month, the Taliban reportedly killed 43 people in Ghazni province.  


According to information released by the Afghan Ministry of Defence, the Afghan army carried out operations in 12 provinces. An airstrike on Taliban strongholds in Logar province on Monday killed 16 militants. The Afghan Defence Ministry released a video of the airstrikes. In addition, Afghan forces killed more than 100 militants in Paktia, Jowzjan, Herat, Balkh and other provinces.  

Anti-Taliban attacks are claimed to have intensified after the Afghan government imposed a curfew in 31 of the 34 provinces. The Afghan army’s operation carried out two days ago killed 262 Taliban militants. The Taliban-dominated provinces of Helmand, Kandahar and Nimruz are being targeted. At the same time, the Afghan government has said that the Taliban’s plots to attack Afghanistan’s infrastructure are being foiled.  

The Taliban had tried to attack the Salma Dam in Herat, a symbol of friendship between India and Afghanistan. But the Afghan army foiled the plot and killed Taliban militants. Terrorists of Pakistani descent are claimed to be among those killed in the Afghan army operation. This was the second attempt to attack the Salma Dam in a month.  

The Taliban, which has been trying to change its image through negotiations in Qatar, has come under fire for the killings in Afghanistan in the last few weeks. Locals allege that the Taliban brutally killed 43 civilians and looted their property in the Malistan district of Ghazni province.  

Meanwhile, the number of victims of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan has risen by 47% in the past six months, the United Nations said. In the first six months of this year, 1,659 people were killed, including 468 children and 219 women. The United Nations said in a report that the increase was horrific compared to last year. 

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