President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani ordered the Afghan forces to go offensive against the Taliban militants, reacting to the recent deadly attacks which killed dozens of people.

In a televised speech, Ghani said the Taliban militants have increased their attacks despite the repeated calls by the Afghan people, the Afghan governemnt and international community to reduce violence and declare a ceasefire.

Ghani further added that Kabul and Nangarhar once again witnessed attacks by Taliban and ISIS, which killed or wounded many civilians, children and security personnel.

A group of armed men attacked a hospital in West of Kabul city earlier today, killing at least 13 people and wounding at least 15 others, according to security officials.

A suicide bomber targeted a funeral in eastern Nangarhar province which killed at least 24 people and wounded around 68 others.

No group including Taliban has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks.


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