The Taliban group has vowed to prevent the September Presidential elections in Afghanistan, calling the elections a ‘sham process’.

The group issued a statement earlier today that it shall exert utmost efforts in preventing the elections.

The statement further added that the group calls on Afghans to boycott the elections and not to partake in any campaign rallies.

Furthermore, the Taliban group claimed that the participation of the Afghans ‘will only be used as a ruse by the invaders and their hirelings to gain validity.’

Taliban also claimed that the control of the elections including the funding, management, monitoring and final decision of the process is in the hands of the foreigners.

Meanwhile, the Taliban group said “negotiations are underway to bring an end to the occupation and arrangements for intra-Afghan understanding are being put into place.”