By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Addressing press at the Government Media and Information Center on Saturday, Javid Faisal, spokesman for Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) said that 79 Afghan civilians were martyred and 218 others were wounded in attacks initiated by the Taliban in third week of the Ramadan.
“The attacks launched by the Taliban and their backers show a 300 percent increase,” said ONSC spokesman Jawed Faisal.
Meanwhile, the Afghan Ministry of Defense has said that the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) have returned to “offense mode” following an order by the president.
“Over the past few days we managed to conduct a series of powerful attacks on the enemy position and dealt major human fatalities on them,” said Rohullah Ahmadzai, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense.
President Ghani on Wednesday ordered the ANDSF to return to “offense mode” against the insurgents.
President Ghani made the statement in the wake of Tuesday’s deadly attacks in Kabul and Nangarhar.