As the bloody and deadly fighting continues in Afghanistan, recently, officials at the Ministry of Defense claim that the Taliban is suffering heavy casualties all over Afghanistan. MOD officials stated that at least 94 Taliban fighters have been killed and wounded in various places in the past 24 hours.
Afghan security officials say at least 60 Taliban fighters have been killed and 34 others wounded over the last 24 hours. It is also stated that these militants have been killed in the face-to-face clashes with the Afghan security and defense forces in 11 provinces.
“At least 60 Taliban fighters have been killed and 34 others wounded in clashes and counter-attacks by Afghan security and defense forces in at least 11 provinces over the past 24 hours.” the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement today (6/1/2021). “also at least 34 other Taliban fighters had got wounded during these clashes.”
“During the operation, the country’s security and defense forces damaged a large number of weapons and ammunition of the Taliban terrorist group,” the Ministry of Defense said in the statement. “As a result, the group’s fighters have suffered heavy casualties in Ghazni, Laghman, Paktia, Kandahar, Zabul, Herat, Faryab, Jawzjan, Helmand, Kunduz and Baghlan provinces.”
According to reports, the MoD news bulletin also states that during the operation, at least 69 rounds of various types of landmines have been defused by the Afghan forces, which the Taliban planted in different parts of the country to target civilians and soldiers. The newsletter also states that most of these discovered land mines were defused on the spot.
Two days ago, the Ministry of Defense reportedly claimed in another newsletter that at least 128 Taliban fighters had been killed in various parts of the country and that 70 of the group’s fighters had been wounded; The Taliban have not yet commented on this regard. But the group is accused of trying to inflict the most damage on civilians in recent days by stepping up their attacks, a case that the Taliban have often described such statements as a psychological war.
Earlier, army officials in Helmand said at least 750 Taliban fighters had been killed in recent fighting in the province, including the Pakistani soldiers, whose bodies were sent back to Pakistan after the war. Although violence was expected to ease with the start of a dialogue between Afghans in the country, in the latest case, it is said that the Taliban are trying to increase military pressure on Afghan citizens at the behest of Pakistani intelligence. It is also stated that the group is willing to seize power by imposing their self using the military option.