Taliban ‘launch’ attack on Panjshir Valley

By: News Desk      Published: 08:39 AM, 31 Aug, 2021
Taliban ‘launch’ attack on Panjshir Valley
Afghan resistance movement and anti-Taliban uprising forces take part in military training in Panjshir province.–AFP

Taliban forces have launched attacks on Panjshir Valley, the last province in Afghanistan that has not yet fallen to the Taliban, reported an Afghan news agency on Tuesday morning.

Khaama Press News Agency quoting sources in Pansjhir province claimed that the Taliban ignored the agreement and had launched attacks on the resistance forces of this province.

The sources claimed that the attacks which were conducted in different locations were repelled and the Taliban fighters retreated but the latter have not commented on the issue yet.

In the meantime, people in Panjshir province complained against the absence of telephonic services. They say that the Taliban have blocked telecommunication services which have subjected them to bigger problems.

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On the other hand, the Taliban have also blocked all the roads to Panjshir province which has skyrocketed the prices in the defiant valley.

Panjshir province, 120 kilometres to the northeast of Kabul is the only province that is not under the Taliban’s control and the so-called anti-Taliban resistance led by Ahmad Massoud is claiming to be fighting the Taliban.

The son of slain Ahamd Shah Massoud had said that he is willing to negotiate with the Taliban but had warned of resistance in case the negotiations fail.

Taliban and the leaders of Panjshir province had a meeting in Parwan province which has not concluded in any final result.