Kabul, 01 August. In a biggest ever action on Taliban terrorists, Afghanistan Air Force launched air strikes that killed 254 terrorists while more than 97 terrorists are said to be injured. The Afghan Air Force carried out airstrikes on 13 targets of terrorists including Kabul, Kandahar, Kunduz, Herat, Helmand and Ghazni within last 24 hours.
It is being told that this is the biggest crackdown on Taliban terrorists so far. In this action a vehicle laden with a large quantity was blown up. The Afghan army also defused 13 IEDs. The Air Force had targeted bunkers of Taliban terrorists in an area of Kandahar killing more than 10 terrorists yesterday.
There has been an increase in the violence in Afghanistan. There have been several terrorist attacks in Afghanistan in the past few weeks amid the withdrawal of US troops. The Taliban have in recent times seized considerable territory, dominated borders with several neighboring countries, and have posed the danger of capturing several provincial capitals. Total withdrawal of US-NATO troops has been completed by August 31 from Afghanistan.
According to a UN report, the number of civilians killed and injured during violence in Afghanistan in the first six months of the year has increased by 47 percent compared to the same period last year. The report gives a clear warning that many Afghan civilians will be killed and injured this year if the violence is not curbed.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the Taliban is not a military organization but they are also ordinary citizens. When the Pakistani premier was asked that a recent report has claimed that about 6,000 Pakistani fighters have crossed the border to help the Taliban, Imran Khan said that it was absolutely wrong.