On Monday, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, a three-day truce ended between the Taliban and the Afghan forces.
On Friday, May 14, a violent explosion killed at least 12 people in a mosque near Kabul, ending the temporary ceasefire order for Eid al-Fitr. The police said that the attack occurred during Friday prayers and injured about 15 people among the believers.
The attack occurred on the second day of a three-day ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan forces, which coincided with the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, which marked the end of Ramadan.
Start from 1Yes In May, the country was supposed to be in a violent climax when the United States withdrew its troops. Until then, the country will still have 2,500 soldiers evacuated from the country. But just last week, U.S. planes attacked from Kandahar Air Force Base, reaching out to Afghan forces trying to repel a large-scale Taliban attack.
“This base has not been officially returned to us, but I can confirm that they left on Wednesday.”Khoja Yaya Allawi, spokesman for the Afghan army in Kandahar, said. Officials said that the official handover will take place after Eid al-Fitr.
Kandahar Province is located in southern Afghanistan and was once a stronghold of the Taliban. In recent months, there have been clashes between insurgents and Afghan forces.Washington and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have pledged to withdraw all troops by September 11, the 20thit is atThe anniversary of the 2001 US attack. But few people believe that without the protection of the US Air Force and special forces, the Afghan army will be able to face the Taliban.