Afghans Hold Anti-US Demo in Parwan


Angry protesters, who gathered in the provincial capital, Charikar, on Monday, chanted anti-US slogans and called for the quick withdrawal of all US forces from Afghanistan.

The demonstration comes after US forces attacked the home of an Afghan commander and exploded an arms depot inside his home in Parwan Province, north of the capital Kabul, on Sunday, Press TV reported.

The details of the night-time raid, which caused panic among local residents, are still sketchy.

Meanwhile, at least 14 militants have been killed in four provinces of the country, Afghan officials said.

According to a statement issued by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior on Monday, the militants were killed during fresh military operations in Khost, Helmand, Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces in the past 24 hours.

Over a dozen militants also sustained injuries in these operations, the statement said.

Local sources also quoted an Afghan official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as saying that 11 Afghan soldiers were killed and nine others wounded after Taliban militants attacked a military convoy in the western province of Herat late Sunday.

The unnamed official said that the Afghan army convoy was heading towards Badghis Province when it came under attack in Masjid-i-Chobi area of Kurkh District.

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