Abdullah Abdullah reacted to deadly Taliban insider attack against the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan, calling it ‘An Unforgivable Crime’.

The Office of Abdullah in a statement said “The incident in Zabul is unforgivable. The Taliban committed a reduction in violence and an end to hostilities through negotiations.”

The statement further added that the massacre in Nowroz and at the start of the new year, is in contract with the peace agreement and the group’s (Taliban’s) commitments to end war and maintain peace.

Abdullah warned that such attacks will strengthen the distrust among the involved parties and negatively impact the forthcoming intra-Afghan negotiations.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said the Taliban militants launched the attack on security posts with the help of their infiltrators in the center of Zabul province, killing 11 army soldiers and 6 policemen.

The Zabul Provincial Council officials had said a group of 8 Taliban infiltrators launched the attack, killing at least 37 army and police personnel.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.


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