KABUL: A roadside bomb ripped through two Taliban pick-up vehicles in the Dara district of Panjsher province on Saturday morning, sources told APW who couldn’t confirm the Taliban casualties.
They said an intense clash is still ongoing between the Taliban and the National Resistance Front (NRF) in Darai Abdullahkhel area of the Dara district.
Meanwhile, a bomb exploded in Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood, a Shiite-dominated area, in Kabul city’s PD 13, on Saturday at 10:30 AM, locals told APW, adding, four people were injured, including two Taliban members. This comes as two blasts last week in Kabul were claimed by IS-K.
On the other hand, the National Resistance Front (NRF) Commander Yar Muhammad along with his two other fighters were killed in a clash with the Taliban in Khost district of Baghlan province on Friday, sources reported to APW, adding a Taliban fighter was also killed and three others were wounded during the battle.
In Kabul, dozens of women took to the streets against the Taliban restrictions on women in Sadarat Square of the city on Saturday, but the Taliban disrupted the protest with armed intervention. Chanting anti-Taliban slogans of “Work, Food, and Freedom,” the women demanded a reversal of limitations on Afghan women. Video footage on social media showed the Taliban firing into the protest to disperse the crowd.
Elsewhere in Nangarhar, six individuals, allegedly IS-K fighters, were found dead in the Khalis Familio area of PD 6 in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province, on Saturday. The Taliban didn’t allow anyone near the corpses but were overheard saying, “this is how Khwarij (the renegades) should be treated,” according to APW sources. Taliban use the Khwarij term commonly for IS-K fighters.
This comes as clashes between the Taliban and IS-K have recently escalated in Afghanistan, and they constantly attack each other.