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Nearly 600 Taliban Killed In Afghanistan’s Panjshir, Claim Resistance Forces

Nearly 600 Taliban Killed In Afghanistan's Panjshir, Claim Resistance Forces

A Taliban source said fighting is continuing in Panjshir (File)

Kabul:

About 600 Taliban have been killed in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Panjshir, Sputnik reported quoting the Afghan resistance forces on Saturday.

“About 600 Taliban have been liquidated in various districts of Panjshir since morning. More than 1,000 Taliban have been captured or surrendered themselves,” the resistance forces’ spokesperson Fahim Dashti tweeted.

The spokesperson further added that the Taliban had problems with getting supplies from other Afghan provinces, Sputnik reported.

Meanwhile, the Taliban offensive against Panjshir resistance forces has slowed down due to the presence of land mines in the area.

A Taliban source said fighting is continuing in Panjshir but the advance had been slowed by landmines on the road to the capital Bazarak and the provincial governor’s compound, reported Al Jazeera.

Panjshir is the stronghold of the National Resistance Front, led by Ahmad Massoud, the son of late ex-Afghan guerrilla commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, and ex-Vice President Amrullah Saleh, who had declared himself caretaker President.

In Panjshir, former Vice-President Amrullah Saleh holed out alongside Ahmad Massoud, admitted the perilous position of the National Resistance Front.

“The situation is difficult, we have been under invasion,” Mr Saleh earlier said in a video message. “The resistance is continuing and will continue.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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