Four members of the National Resistance Front were killed during a clearing operation by the Taliban forces in Badakhshan province’s Tagab district, according to Taliban security officials.

The incident occurred this morning, Tuesday, 31st May, according to the Bakhtar state news agency.

The National Resistance Front’s hideout has also been demolished in the area, according to the news agency.

The Taliban’s Director of Information and Culture in Badakhshan, Moizuddin Ahmadi, confirmed the report, adding that their air force commander was also participating in the operation.

The Taliban’s allegation of killing four National Resistance Front members and demolishing of the group’s hideout has elicited no response from the National Resistance Front.

The Resistance Front, on the other hand, recently claimed to have killed Taliban fighters in an ambush in Panjshir province.

According to Ali Maysam Nazari, the Resistance Front’s head of foreign relations, the Front’s forces killed more than 15 Taliban fighters on the outskirts of Panjshir yesterday.

The Taliban have yet to respond to the resistance’s assertion.

Earlier this month, In a statement, Sebghatullah Ahmadi, a spokesman for the National Resistance Front, claimed that 22 Taliban militants had been killed in battles with the front, but local Taliban leaders in Panjshir refuted the claims, claiming that only three had been wounded.

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