“In order to provide security for public places and to thwart attacks and threats from the Taliban and other terrorist groups, I am ordering Afghan security forces to switch from an active defense mode to an offensive one and to start their operations against the enemies,” Ghani said in a televised speech.
In response to Ghani’s comments, the Pentagon said it will defend the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) against the Taliban if necessary.
His comments came after a violent day in which gunmen killed 16 people at a maternity clinic in Kabul and more than 20 died in a suicide bomb attack at a funeral in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban have denied they were involved in the attacks.
Source : Afghan Voce Agency(AVA)
Wednesday 13 May 2020 10:43