Afghanistan: Taliban’s back broken in Bano, 50 killed including district president, 20 in custody

Kabul, Ta. Monday 23 August 2021

The Taliban are preparing to form a new government after capturing Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, but fighting between Taliban fighters and Afghan forces continues in some districts. Fighting has erupted between the Taliban and opposition fighters in Andhra Pradesh, Afghanistan’s Baghlan province. The Afghan army has broken the back of the Taliban in Banu district. 50 Taliban militants, including the district president, have been killed. About 20 Taliban fighters have also been captured.

Panjshir province tweeted that the Bano district president of the Taliban had been shot dead. Three of his associates were also shot dead. Clashes between the two factions are continuing in different parts of Andhra Pradesh. 50 Taliban militants have been killed and 20 others have been detained in the Fajr area.

Earlier, Afghan forces had killed 300 Taliban in Baghlan province. The Taliban, hiding in Andrab, Baglan, were attacked. The Taliban suffered heavy losses in this attack. Anti-Taliban fighters claimed that it had killed 300 Taliban in the attack.

However, Ahmed Shah, the 32-year-old son of Panjshir leader Ahmed Shah Masood, has challenged that he will not hand over areas under his jurisdiction to the Taliban. At the same time, he insisted that he did not want war. But no one can escape a war if talks with the Taliban fail.

Anti-Taliban fighters drove the Taliban out of three districts in the northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan. On Friday they captured Pul-e-Hisar, Deh Salah and Bano districts but the Taliban captured Bano on Saturday. Now Taliban is fighting to get back the remaining 2 districts. At the same time, Taliban fighters are moving towards Panjshir. They are preparing for a big attack there.

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