The recent heavy clashes between Afghan government forces and the Taliban in various districts of Kandahar have raised grave concerns among its residents who believe the Taliban are asserting to transfer its hubs from Pakistan to Kandahar by mounting their attacks on government troops, reported TOLO NEWS.
The last few months have witnessed an increase in deadly between the government forces and the Taliban. The Maiwand, Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan, Zherai, and Panjwai are the most affected of the districts.
“People cannot visit their farms. People cannot look after their property due to the conflicts,” said Ataullah, a resident of Zherai district in Kandahar.
“We cannot go to our areas. Children cannot go to schools due to the conflicts,” said Ali Ahmad, a resident of Zherai district.
“The Taliban is trying hard to choose Kandahar as their hub. Previously, their key commanders were in Helmand,” said Karim Atal, an MP from Kandahar.
“There is an environment for their recruitment in south and southwest where they are supported financially by drug trafficking and it is their biggest interest,” Alizai said.
“They (Taliban) are helped from another side of the (Durand) line, that’s why they did a try, but they were heavily defeated,” the acting minister of defense, Gen. Yasin Zia, said.
Courtesy: TOLO NEWS