The Taliban has faced a challenge for the first time since the occupation of Afghanistan. The Taliban in Baglan province was ambushed, killing 300 Taliban fighters. At the same time, local sources in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan have informed Toto News on Saturday that local rebel forces have retaken three districts from Taliban control. Sources said that there were reports of heavy casualties on both sides.
This is the first instance of such fighting since the Taliban took control of Kabul after the fall of 33 of the 34 provinces. However, the Taliban has yet to comment.
‘Taliban will soon be wiped out from Baglan’
Asadullah, former Banu police chief, said, “With the support of the above and the Mujahideen, three districts have been liberated. We are now moving towards Khinzan district. Soon we will clear Baglan province.” Ghani Andarabi, the former police commander in charge of the highway in Baglan, said: “With the help of Allah, we have inflicted massive casualties on the Taliban. Currently the Banu district is under the control of public insurgent forces.”
Sources said that after entering Baglan, the Taliban conducted house-to-house searches, which were retaliated by the people. Although the Taliban have not officially commented, there are unconfirmed reports that the Taliban is preparing to retake these districts.
Ahmad Massoud challenges Taliban
Earlier, Ahmad Massoud, son of Ahmad Shah Massoud, who is called the Sher of Panjshir in Afghanistan, has rejected the claim of going with the Taliban. Masood has said that he will follow in his father’s footsteps and will not surrender to the Taliban. He also challenged the Taliban and said that the protest has already started.
French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy told that I spoke to Ahmad Massoud on the phone. He told me that I am the son of Ahmad Shah Massoud. There is no such word as surrender in my dictionary. Ahmad’s father was a prominent face of the opposition first against the Soviet Union and then the Taliban. After the Taliban’s capture of Kabul, Massoud’s legacy is now taken over by his 32-year-old son.