Taliban militants have now struck in Afghanistan’s largest city and its capital, Kabul. On Tuesday (August 2021), gunfire and bomb blasts were heard in various parts of Kabul. All this happened in the ‘green zone’ of the city, which is a strict security area. Most of the leaders / officials of the country reside here. Many foreign diplomats also live here.
Taliban militants target Afghan defense minister Tried. Car bombs were used for this. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of the Afghan Defense Minister’s home. Another MP’s house next to his house. But the leaders are safe. Acting Defense Minister Bismillah Mohammadi said he and his family were safe even though some of his security guards were injured.
Some gunmen entered the area shortly after the first bombing. After that, the police and security forces conducted a clean operation and killed the terrorists. Three terrorists were killed. Roads leading to the defense minister’s house and guest house have been closed. A few hours later, shots were fired again in the same area. Hundreds of local people have been evacuated.
Security forces are searching every home there, as terrorists may still be hiding there. At least 10 people were injured and taken to hospital. Six people were injured in the first attack and taken to hospital. So far, however, the Taliban has not claimed responsibility for the attack. However, this is considered the work of the Taliban because they have been in the process of occupying a large part of the country since the withdrawal of US forces.
The attack took place in the heart of Kabul, known as the heart of the capital. This area is called the ‘Ring of Steel’. There are several checkpoints here. There is a checkpoint away from where the car bomb exploded. Calling it the work of the Taliban, the United States has said Afghanistan is heading for a civil war, which is a matter of concern. The State Department says the Taliban are violating the Doha Accords.
When the first blast occurred, local youths gathered to eat at a nearby restaurant. A video from a restaurant has also gone viral, showing people running through windows after the sound of an explosion. This time, incomplete food was lying on the table. The commercial area of Kabul, Shahr-i-Nav, was in turmoil. Shortly after the blast, locals came out of their houses and chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’ in support of the army.
Kabul Residents of Kabul chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’ in different parts of the city and expressed their support for the Afghan security forces. » https://t.co/qX1JyfrXEf
– Chris Alexander (alcalxandr) August 3, 2021
Most recently, Bismillah Mohammadi, who has become Afghanistan’s acting defense minister, was previously a senior commander and also the head of the Afghan army. He was a commander before international forces arrived in Afghanistan 20 years ago. He fought the Taliban in the 90s. Earlier, he had fought with Soviet Russia’s Muhajin terrorists. Now the terrorists have tried to target him.
At the same time, 375 Taliban terrorists were killed and 193 wounded in Afghan military operations. Done. At least 20 Taliban militants have been killed in a recent operation in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province. The military has suggested that locals move out of Taliban-controlled areas. The capital of 117 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces is under threat from the Taliban. The districts of 2016-2016 have been reported to be occupied by terrorists.