By: Suraya Raiszada
As talks between US delegates led by Zalmay Khalilzad and representatives of the Taliban group have reached to final stages, Afghanistan security organs say the country’s intelligence and security forces have been able to prevent from 72 terrorist attacks and stopped the enemies to reach their vicious goals.
“Afghan security forces in close cooperation with intelligence organs have spoiled dozens of possible explosions and attacks during the three days of Eid in Kabul,” said Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesperson to the ministry of interior.
Based on information of the ministry of interior, Taliban planned to launch armed and terrorist attacks by sticking magnetic mines in crowded areas of Kabul, which were prevented by Afghan security forces.
Meanwhile, officials for the ministry of defense while informing of repulsing dozens of attacks of armed Taliban group in various parts of the country say Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) with close coordination of coalition forces have launched 30 military operations in ten provinces of the country.
“Fortunately the country’s defense and security forces have been able to stand against attacks of the armed Taliban insurgents and prevent from their attacks on military bases in various parts of the country,” said Rohullah Ahmadzai, a spokesperson to the ministry of defense.
Ahmadzai stressed that as a result of the Afghan forces’ military operations in Padkhwab of Logar, Mullah Naqibullah, one of Taliban’s key commanders, has been killed along with his colleagues.
Although Taliban said that they had cut down their attacks during the three days of Eid, there were still clashes between ANDSF and Taliban in some parts of the country.
Afghan military experts believe that for better launching military operations and suppressing the armed Taliban insurgents, it is necessary that ANDSF should be equipped with modern military equipment.
Regarding to peace and role of ANDSF in the country, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that they will be facing with destructive and imposed war until they reach lasting peace in the country; therefore, the ongoing war need to be managed and led with full seriousness and determination.
In the past 18 years, the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have developed into a collection of professional institutions that are both committed to their mission and highly respected. Although they face major challenges in key areas of capacity, such as logistics and air power, they are able to defend and address any kinds of threats as they are fighting with high impetus for their people and country.
Despite all challenges and problems in the country, the Afghan defense and security forces by giving sacrifices and tirelessly efforts are standing and fighting against armed insurgency and defending independence, sovereignty and national integrity.
It is worth mentioning that Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have been able to attain trust of the people in recent years as the security forces have unprecedentedly shown capabilities in controlling most of terrorist attacks across the country.