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Afghanistan forces foil Taliban attempt to capture Helmand, JeM terrorists involved in attack | World News

Taliban’s plot to capture Lashkargarh city of Afghanistan has been foiled by the Afghani forces. This is the first massive attack by the Taliban since a peace deal was signed with the US this year. Hundreds of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists have also been seen in Helmand, who are attacking Afghan security forces in collaboration with the Taliban.

As per exclusive details accessed by Zee News, it was seen large groups of JeM terrorists had gathered in the Taliban camps before carrying out the attack in Helmand. Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI is providing arms training to JeM terrorists in the Taliban’s terror camps.

This week on Monday, the US forces in Afghanistan conducted several attacks at Talibani targets where clashes were underway. “Over the past two days US Forces-Afghanistan has conducted several targeted strikes in Helmand to defend the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) under attack by Taliban fighters, consistent with the US-Taliban agreement,” said US forces-Afghanistan spokesman Col. Sonny Leggett.

The way the Taliban’s attack has been thwarted in Helmand, it is clear that the Afghan forces are now fully prepared to deal with the Taliban without US help. “Helmand will be a turning point as the Taliban failed. Afghan forces have proved that without US support on their own Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) can fight the Taliban,” said an Indian security officer aware of the latest development.

Just after the attack in Helmand, fake propaganda was launched by the Taliban claiming to destroy Afghani security forces outpost on the outskirts of Lashkargah. “With all FAKE NEWS media amplifying Taliban propaganda & failed attempt in Helmand, we handled the situation in the matter of hours. Thank u H.E Ashraf Ghani for highlighting our success story. We (ANDSF) stand ready to defend our homeland & the world against imposed terrorism!” tweeted Col Rahman Rahmani, the author of Afghanistan a Collection of Stories.

The success of the ANDSF engaged in action against the Taliban is very important for the security of Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s acting Defense Minister General Assadullah Khalid on Wednesday visited Helmand to review the situation and also praised the security forces engaged in action.

“Gen Assadullah Khalid, acting Defence Minister visited Helmand Province today. He discussed the security situation and new security plans with senior local officials. He praised ANDSF’s achievements and dedications towards defending Helmand’s residents,” tweeted Fawad Aman, Deputy Spokesperson for MoD (Afghanistan).

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Afghanistan’s Abdullah Abdullah lauds India’s stand on peace process | World News

Kabul: Chairperson of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah has lauded India’s stand on the peace process. 

“India’s vision of a peaceful, democratic Afghanistan is very much in the line of thinking of people of Afghanistan,” expressed Abdullah who was on a four-day visit to India during which he met PM Narendra Modi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. 

He is reportedly the first foreign dignitary that PM Modi has met amid the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Speaking to WION, Abdullah said that his visit to India has been a very good one and it has happened in a very friendly, supportive, sympathetic environment, with authorities of the country that have helped Afghanistan for many years and in many ways. 

“Also, they aspire for peaceful settlement of the situation in Afghanistan. We had extensive talks with PM Modi, EAM Jaishankar, NSA Doval and engagement with the think tank, civil society. We discussed the current situation, way forward, and also the joint decision was continued focus on engagements and interactions for future,” said Abdullah.

Abdullah stated that EAM Jaishankar addressed the inaugural session of Doha meetings, which was welcomed by him and by the international community. 

“India’s principled position of Afghan-led, Afghan-owned negotiations is important. India’s vision of a peaceful, democratic Afghanistan, a country that respects the rights of its citizens, women and minorities especially, and also does not harbour terrorists, that is very much in the line of thinking of people of Afghanistan,” opined Abdullah.

“Equally important is India’s position, whatever is acceptable for a peaceful Afghanistan, for the people of Afghanistan through an Afghan-led process is acceptable for us. So in that sense, the Doha negotiations started, which was historical in its essence. The fact that we have only met on the battlefield, it was the first time we are sitting across the table, after many many years, that was important. At this stage, more interactions and more engagements will be needed,” he added.

He said it is mainly the start of the talks, which has encouraged different countries including India to watch the situation, not only to watch but also participating in the effort which was made. 

“Different countries have a certain role to play, India has voiced support for an inclusive peaceful settlement. It is important,” he said.

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