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Taliban force locals in Helmand to join their lines

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(Last Updated On: June 12, 2016)

TalibanIn a new effort to strengthen the lines against the Afghan security forces, Taliban have launched to recruit men by force in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Abdul Majeed Akhundzada deputy of the Helmand provincial council told Ariana News that Taliban are strengthening their forces near Lashkargah city and at the same time recruiting young men in northern districts.

According to Akhundzada Taliban has forced people in Musa Qala, Nawzad,  Kajaki, and Baghran districts to join their lines and fight against the government despite of a lack of interest to their demands.

The governor of Helmand also confirmed the report saying Taliban always misuse civilians for their military targets.

“There is no doubt that Taliban militants are recruiting people in the areas under their control, the prepare their suicide bombers and vehicles laden with explosives in those areas,” Hayatullah Hayat the governor of Helmand told Ariana News,” unfortunately, they have taken the people in their hostage and people fears to raise their voice, because Taliban does not obey any law.”

But he vows that the government is trying to clear all the areas from the existence of their militants.

Helmand is among the volatile provinces in south of Afghanistan where Taliban are controlling a large area and still fighting against the Afghan forces to gain more grounds.

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27 Taliban militants killed in Kandahar clashes

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(Last Updated On: July 24, 2020)

At least 27 Taliban militants were killed in ground clashes and airstrike in southern Kandahar province, police confirmed. 

Jamal Nasir Barikzai, a spokesman for Kandahar police told Ariana News that the insurgents attacked security outposts in Marouf district of the province on around 10 p.m. Thursday. 

According to Barikzai, seven militants were killed in the counterattack.

After clashes intensified US forces carried out an airstrike in the area, resulted in 20 deaths of Taliban fighters, he added.

The Afghan forces seized a Humvee vehicle, a number of weapons, mines, and ammo during the clashes.

Meanwhile, two policemen have been killed and six more injured in the incident.

Earlier this week, 30 Taliban fighters were killed in a US forces airstrike and police ambush in the province, Tadin Khan, police chief of Kandahar confirmed. 

The Taliban yet make a comment about the incident.

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25 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Kandahar clashes

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(Last Updated On: June 17, 2020)

At least 13 Taliban militants were killed and 12 others wounded in clashes with Afghan security forces in southern Kandahar province, police confirmed.

Jamal Nasir Barikzai, a spokesman for Kandahar police told Ariana News that the Taliban fighters attacked security outposts in Zherai and Takhta pul districts of the province on Tuesday which faced resistance by Afghan forces.

The militants stormed a security outpost in Zherai at around midnight Tuesday, in which at least 8 insurgents were killed and three others injured, Barikzai said.

He added that one policeman was killed and another was wounded in the shooting exchange.

Meanwhile, at least five Taliban fighters were killed and 9 others wounded as the group attacked a security outpost in the Bedak area of Takhta pul district on Tuesday night, Barikzai said, adding no security forces were harmed in the clash.

In a separate incident, the Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army outpost in Taluka area of Kunduz city on Tuesday, as a result, five soldiers were killed and 7 others wounded, a source said.

The spokesman for the provincial governor confirmed the attack but did not provide further details on casualties.

The Taliban militant group yet to make a comment in this regard.

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Agricultural laboratory put to operation in Kandahar

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(Last Updated On: June 8, 2020)

A laboratory for the diagnosis and treatment of agricultural and horticultural products was put to operation in Kandahar province.

Officials at the Kandahar Department of Agriculture say the lab was funded personally by an agricultural specialist and was inaugurated on Monday, June 8th.

They add that the lab is set to diagnose and cure agricultural and horticultural crops.

Officials also added that all of the lab’s gears were imported from the United States, Canada, China, and India, which have the capacity to diagnose a variety of vegetation diseases.

Agha Lalai Dastgiri, Kandahar’s deputy governor for social affairs, says that most of the people in the province are farmers and that installing such laboratories could help increase agricultural production.

Gardeners and farmers in Kandahar also see the creation of such laboratories beneficial for the development of their crops.

They say that their crops are declining every year due to various diseases, but they hope that with the operation of this laboratory, the problem will be resolved to some extent.

Officials in Kandahar province also confirm that the construction of laboratories and refrigeration systems will increase farmers’ products and that the government is working to provide more facilities for the farmers.

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