Deadliest Attack Displays Taliban Strength at the Debut of the Discussion

With the fatal assaults of Afghanistan’s 17-year revolution just a few hours before a new round of peace discussions, the Taliban wanted to drive home its message that it plans to agree to any settlement from a disposition of strength on the battleground.
The assault, conducted with a seized military Humvee that was packed with explosives, which killed as many as 100 and even more soldiers, police as well as pro-government members of militia at a base in Maidan Wardak province west of Kabul. The base had been operated and managed by the National Directorate for Security, the nation’s main spy agency.
Mohammad Akbar Bakhtyari, the deputy chief of the provincial council stated that the Taliban are doing what exactly they wanted to do and if they carry on this activity then one day the Maidan Wardak province will fall under the grip of Taliban forces.
Hours later, the Taliban affirmed that discussion directed towards finding peace deal had restarted with US officials in Qatar, highlighting the strategy taken by the growingly exhilarated insurgents, an approach which the Americans should understand.
Afghan forces supported by U.S. airstrikes have been aiming at Taliban commanders; however, questions have been brought up over the future of U.S. participation, after it was reported that President Donald Trump would be withdrawing almost half of the 14,000 U.S. troops.
Monday’s attack would make it even hard for the Afghan government to prove that it can protect itself in the event of the Americans withdrawing its troop. The training offered to Afghan forces, the intelligence gathering of the government and their evaluation of the ground reality all need a revamp. After Monday’s attack, thirteen victims were sent back to Laghman province in the east of the nation for burial on Tuesday.
Taliban forces are becoming growingly confident are controlling broad strips of the countryside outside the main cities, claiming their authority by collecting taxes and managing administrative services while the government forces are trying hard to drive them back. The assault not only killed 126 Afghan security force members but it also killed two senior security officials in Kabul on Tuesday morning. It has been reported that 38 were critically wounded.


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