Kabul: The National Security Council spokesperson Rehmatullah Andar tweeted on Wednesday that over 2,000 families have been displaced in Afghanistan amid deadly clashes between security forces and Taliban insurgents in eastern Laghman province that borders Kabul.
“Ask the Taliban where and to whom the ‘Islamic system’ is being implemented. With their arrival [in Laghman] institutions have been looted and people are fleeing,” Andar tweeted.
Clashes between security forces and Taliban insurgents in several provinces have caused concerns among residents. Interior Minister Hayatullah Hayat told the Upper House of Parliament on Tuesday that investigations have been launched into the fall of security check posts in a number of provinces without putting up resistance.
Districts were overrun by the Taliban in the provinces of Baghlan, Maidan, Wardak and Laghman in less than one month as the country witnesses mounting assaults by insurgents as foreign troops withdraw from the country. “Unfortunately, foreign intelligence agencies are propagating psychological warfare and the enemy propaganda is spreading baseless fears about the fall of the system,” said Hayat.
The Defense Ministry said on Monday a major Taliban offensive was pushed back in eastern Laghman, with at least 50 insurgents killed.
The counter-terrorism operation against the advancing Taliban was directly supervised by army chief Gen. Yaseen Zia in which more than 60 insurgents were also injured when special units of security forces repelled coordinated assaults in the Mehtarlam, Alingar and Alishang areas.