Afghan security forces are fighting to repel a major Taliban offensive in the troubled eastern province of Ghazni, where the terrorists have killed up to 100 security personnel and civilians over the past few days.
According to the reports, Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, the deputy governor of Ghazni Province said: “Afghan soldiers, police and commandoes have launched clean-up operations against the militants in Ajristan.”
The official added: “The Taliban militants were holed up, using civilian houses as shelters. They were driven out and are being beaten back.”
Sediq Seddiqi, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said, “We have sent special forces, police and army as part of reinforcements to the district, and launched operations against the Taliban. The villages will be cleared of the militants very soon.”
The Taliban terrorist group has been advancing in Ghazni in recent months. The province serves as a key link to the southern and southeastern parts of the war-torn country.