In response to statements by Sebghatullah Ahmadi, spokesman for the Resistance Front, claiming sections of Panjshir province had fallen into the front’s control, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said no military actions had been carried out against their forces in Panjshir. 

Today, May 7th, Zabihullah Mujahed tweeted: “Thousands of our forces are present in Panjshir, Takhar and other areas. The enemy will not be given the opportunity to make negative moves.”

However, the Resistance Front claims that operations in Panjshir have resumed and that in their first operation, they have seized control of parts of the province.

Except for the centers, Sebghatullah Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Resistance Front, tweeted that the districts of Abdullahkhel and Abshar had been surrendered over to the Front.

He also called all of the Resistance Front’s held territories as crucial and strategic, noting that the district centers were under siege and that the Taliban had demanded more time to surrender.

The operation was carried out as the Taliban Red Unit was conducting house-to-house searches in the two districts, according to the spokesman for the Resistance Front.

The operation has killed 13 Taliban fighters, and Ahmadi claims that five of their armored vehicles have been destroyed.

Ahmadi continued by stating that the Resistance Front fighters had also taken control of the Doab checkpoint. Leaving nine Taliban members killed and six others injured.


  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).