- The chances of peace in Afghanistan, which has been facing civil war for the last several decades, are not seen far and wide.
- After the announcement of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, the terrorist organization has stepped up its bloody game.
- The Taliban have carried out fierce attacks in 141 places in the last 24 hours, killing 226 people including 157 security personnel.
In Afghanistan, which has been facing civil war for the last several decades, the prospects of peace are not visible far and wide. After the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the terrorist organization Taliban has stepped up its bloody game. The Taliban have launched fierce attacks in 141 places in the last 24 hours. According to Afghan media, 226 people, including 157 security personnel, have been killed in the last 24 hours.
The government claims that it has also killed more than 100 Taliban militants by taking vigorous action. In the last 30 days, 428 security personnel and civilians have been killed. At the same time, more than 500 people have been injured. Bomb blasts have taken place at 190 places. In the latest incident, a bomb was detonated on Monday near a school in western Afghanistan, killing 21 people. The injured are mostly students.
Abdul Jabbar Shahiq, head of the health department in Farah province, said that the injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals. They reported that at least 10 of the injured were aged between seven and 13. Shahiq said that the condition of the three injured is critical. No organization has claimed responsibility for the attack, although Taliban fighters are present in the area.
Attacks in Jabul, Kandahar, Nanagarhar, Badakhshan and Takhar regions
Most of the Taliban attacks have taken place in Uruzgan, Jabul, Kandahar, Nanagarhar, Badakhshan and Takhar regions. The Taliban intensified their attacks after US President Joe Biden announced his withdrawal from Afghanistan. The Taliban is getting full support from Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI. More recently, senior US lawmaker and President Joe Biden’s special Jack Reid blamed Pakistan for the defeat of the US military in Afghanistan.
Reid said that the reason behind the Taliban’s roots in Afghanistan is its safe havens in Pakistan. These bases have contributed a lot to the success of the Taliban. He also said that Pakistan tried to take advantage of both sides in the Afghanistan war. Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Jack Reid, said in the US Parliament that a major contribution to the success of the Taliban is the fact that the US has failed to eliminate the safe haven the Taliban is getting in Pakistan.
Pak government and ISI help Taliban
Citing a recent study, Reid said that the Taliban would be strengthened by having a safe base in Pakistan and the support of the government there through organizations such as Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). He said that we could not destroy the safe havens of Taliban in Pakistan, this failure has proved to be our biggest mistake in this war. He also pointed out that as the Afghan Study Group (working under Congress’s directive) said that these shelters are necessary for terrorism. In addition, Pakistan’s ISI helped the Taliban by collaborating with the US to exploit the opportunities.