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When there is a heart-wrenching incident taken place in Afghanistan, officials at different stage thumps their chest for condemnation only.

 

It has been a long and agonising weekend for the people of Afghanistan as they continued to grapple with the grief of losing at least 130 soldiers in Friday’s deadly assault on a military base in the northern province of Balkh.

 

A war of attrition punctuated by significant attacks, the conflict in Afghanistan has claimed a staggering number of lives in the latest assault by the Afghan Taliban.

 

The Taliban threat has reared its ugly head again in Afghanistan.

 
At least 94 Islamic State (IS) fighters, which is also known as Daesh terrorists were killed when US forces dropped the most powerful non-nuclear bomb on their hideouts and caves on Achin district in eastern Nangarhar province. But, IS media wing, Aamaq News Agency, said none of the terror group’s fighters were killed or injured. However, officially 94 Daesh militants were killed, and the Afghan masses are very happy over their killings. Daesh is a violent group that must be eliminated.
 
It is very shameful act that one Afghan to be killed by another, and the most disgraceful is to claim responsibility for the killing in a manner of pride instead of shame. The Afghan masses during more than three decades of war have gone through many ups and downs. But the last 16 years have been proved metal for them—the reason was the Taliban insurgents—a group which never nods for peace talks despite several opportunities at home and aboard, and still hell-bent on killing innocents.   
 
Russia is making fresh inroads into Afghanistan through efforts to bring the Taliban insurgents to the table of negotiation with the Afghan government. This move of Moscow widely welcomed in the country with a hope to end the longest war. In fact, civilians have been the worst victim of this irrational war.
 
There is no doubt that Afghanistan has been hit with several bombs during four decades of war. But these bombs have never resulted into peace, and still the Afghan masses are desperately looking toward peace and stability. On Thursday night, the United States has dropped the ‘mother of all bombs’ (MoAB) the largest non-nuclear bomb on a network of caves and tunnels allegedly used by Islamic State (IS), which is also known as Daesh terrorist group in eastern Nangarhar province. The Afghan officials have revised the death toll from Thursday’s MoAB attack on Daesh hideouts to 92. US forces in Afghanistan said that the bomb was dropped on a tunnel complex in Achin district of the province. Officially known as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, the MoAB unleashes 11 tons of explosives.
 
Violence against women is considered a widespread and undeniable realty in Afghanistan’s society. Women are suffering from different types of violence. They are going through physical, verbal and psychological, economic, sexual and other types of violence which can’t be explain simply. Child marriages and honor killing is another catastrophe.  
 
Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the globe. Landmines pose an ever-present danger to civilians. The use of mines was a daily practice during civil war, but recently Taliban and other militant outfits are also using this weapon as their key element to target security forces.   
 


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