The National Directorate of Security (NDS), the intelligence department of Afghanistan, vowed to launch retaliatory attacks against Taliban following the deadly attack in northern Samangan province.

“The Taliban terrorist group has once again committed crimes with the cooperation of foreign terrorist groups that oppose peace and stability in Afghanistan and do not adhere to any of the values of Islam. The Taliban terrorist group has intensified its attacks on civilians and public infrastructures since the start of negotiations and the signing of the peace agreement. These terrorist groups deviated from their international obligations, ignored the goodwill of the Afghan government, and carried out an offensive attack at 11:00 AM on July 13,2020 on NDS and Municipality in Samangan province, in which a large number of civilians, municipal employees and national security officers were injured and martyred,” NDS said in a statement.

“By accepting the responsibility for this crime, the Taliban terrorist group has show once again that it does not adhere to the human rights standards and international obligations,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, NDS said “In response to the suicide attack in Samangan province, NDS has put all its operational forces and combat units on stand-by position and will launch retaliatory attacks as soon as possible to suppress the Taliban terrorists’ mercenary and foreign terrorist grouips.”

The Taliban terrorist group is not only, not fulfilling its obligations under the peace agreement, but has also increased its offensive and terrorist attacks after the agreement. The group plans and carries out attacks with the cooperation of foreign terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda network, NDS said, adding that “NDS pledges that it will spare no effort to retaliate the bloodshed of the wounded and martyrs of this incident. It also appreciates the sacrifices of all its members.”

The statement also added that NDS assures the citizens of Afghanistan that it will not allow any terrorist group to undermine the values and achievements of the Islamic of Republic of Afghanistan.


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