Attack on Panjshir
At Malimah region of Dara district in Panjshir province, the Afghan resistance movement and anti-Taliban rising troops are involved in military training. The Taliban claimed to have taken control of large swaths of the valley, with anti-Taliban leader Ahmad Shah Massoud and former Afghan vice-president Amrullah Saleh locked up in the mountains. The terrorist organization said on Monday that Panjshir Valley had been taken over.
Pakistani drones bombed Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley before the valley’s alleged surrender to the Taliban. Drones reportedly hit the valley on Sunday, according to local media reports quoting certain opposition commanders.
Needlessly to say, Pakistan will be assisting the Taliban in defeating Panjshir’s anti-Taliban troops. The Taliban, on the other hand, is said to have denied the attack. Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, the head of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), had earlier met with Taliban commanders in Kabul.
Meanwhile, Fahim Dashty, a spokesperson for the National Resistance Front (NRF), was killed in the battle in Panjshir Valley. During the battle, General Abdul Wudod Zara was also assassinated.
Following reports that the Taliban gained ground on Sunday, the NRF urged that the Taliban withdraw its soldiers in exchange for a cessation of “military action.”
In these two months, Taliban militants have swept through Afghanistan, eventually seizing Kabul on August 15. Many US soldiers and Afghans have fled the capital amidst the turmoil.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which has an Afghan base, carried out a suicide operation in Pakistan’s Quetta on Sunday, resulting in the deaths of three Pakistani paramilitary personnel and wounding 20 others. The assault allegedly took place at a checkpoint, with three members of the Frontier Constabulary (FC) murdered after a suicide bomber on a motorbike loaded with explosives struck a vehicle in the military caravan.