A large-scale military operation is scheduled to be launched in eastern Nangarhar province.
Spokesperson for the provincial governor said that the operation would kick off before armed opponents start their spring offensive.
Ataullah Khogyani told Azadi Radio that the operation would be carried out in Khogyani, Achin, Chaparhar, Haska Mina, Bati Kot and some other districts.
This comes amid fears that Taliban would rampant their activities after the failure of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) efforts to bring them to the negotiation table with government.
The group set withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan, prisoners release and removal of its members from the sanction or blacklist as their pre-conditions for sitting with government.
QCG was formed by Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China after peace talks with Taliban halted following the confirmation of the demise of the group’s supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.