Seven dead in the Taliban attack

Two days after the end of a ceasefire in the Taliban in Afghanistan, seven members of the Afghan security forces were killed on Thursday in an attack attributed to the radical movement in the province of Parwan, bordering Kabul. .

Seven members of the Afghan security forces were killed, Thursday, May 28, in an estimated attack on the Taliban in the province of Parwan, bordering Kabul, two days after the expulsion of a gun weapon ordered by the city.

“The Taliban attacked a checkpoint’s security forces. (…) They set it on fire, killing five of them and killing the other two,” Hussain Shah, the police chief, told AFP. police from Seymagird district, where the attack took place.

Another member of the Afghan forces was injured, said the provincial governor, Waheeda Shahkar, adding that the Taliban have also suffered casualties.

No claim

The Taliban have not confirmed their involvement in this attack, which comes two days after the expiration of a firearm they had ordained on Saturday, following the end of Ramadan, and which had been widely respected from Sunday to Tuesday.

According to the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, civilian casualties fell by 80% during the ceasefire, from an average of 30 to 6 killed and injured daily.

1,000 Taliban prisoners released earlier this week

After nearly four days’ pause, the Afghan army carried out air strikes and an attack on the ground against “enemies,” which attacked a logistical convoy in Zaboul province (south), according to the spokesman for the provincial police force. LalMohammadAmiri About 18 insurgents were killed and three children injured. .

Afghan authorities released a thousand Taliban prisoners on Monday and Tuesday in hopes of leading to a renewed arms deal. But the rebels have still not made their position known on the subject. However, their spokesman SuhailShaheena indicated that the uprising will “soon” in turn “a significant number of prisoners”.

These mutual releases of prisoners – up to 5,000 Taliban against 1,000 members of the Afghan forces – are foreseen in the US-Taliban agreement signed in Doha in late February, but not ratified by Kabul, which provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan for fourteen months in exchange for rebellious security guarantees.

With AFP