Published:  01:37 AM, 24 July 2020

Over 25 Taliban jihadists including Pakistanis killed in Kandahar

Over 25 Taliban jihadists including Pakistanis killed in Kandahar Police chief of Kandahar General Tadeen Khan Achakzai tweeted pictures and documents of Pakistani citizens who were killed while fighting along with the Afghan Taliban. -Collected
 
More than twenty five Taliban jihadists, including 12 Pakistani citizens, were killed in an airstrike by NATO Rescue Support in the Takht-e-Pol town of Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Monday night. Jamal Barakzai, a spokesperson for the Kandahar Police Command, said that the Taliban fighters who were targeted had been planning to launch an attack on Afghan security forces outposts in the Thoro area of the district.

A number of bodies were left behind after the strike and documents showed that many of them were Pakistani citizens. Police chief of Kandahar, General Tadeen Khan Achakzai also tweeted pictures and documents of Pakistani citizens who were killed while fighting along with the Afghan Taliban.

According to Kandahar police, five more Taliban were also killed and two wounded in counterattacks by security forces in the Arghistan district while seven Taliban were killed and four injured when attacks were repelled in the Taghray area of Maruf district of Kandahar. The Taliban have not yet made any remarks on any of the occurrences. NATO has not made any comment either.

A few days ago the Taliban accused the U.S. forces of breaching the Doha Agreement for "launching several drone strikes in non-combat zones" in the provinces of Helmand, Ghazni, and Zabul. Earlier allied forces have insisted that they are committed to defending the Afghan security forces in case of Taliban attacks and airstrikes are only carried out in those instances.
 




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