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Taliban attacked UN office in Herat

Written by The Frontier Post

HERAT (Agencies): Taliban militants again attacked the office of the UN mission in Afghan Herat, Afghan Defense Ministry spokes-man Fawad Aman said.

“The Taliban terrorist g-roup has again attacked the UN office in the Guzar district of Herat province. The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) are fighting and repelling the terrorists,” Aman wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense reported that the Afghan military recaptured the Guzar region in Herat province from the Taliban.

On Friday, the website of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported an attack on a major UN infrastructure in Herat in the northwest of the country, killing one policeman. UN staff were not injured.

The entrance to the mission building was fired upon from small arms and grenade launchers. A local resident told RIA Novosti that the battles are taking place on the outskirts of Herat, in the city itself everything is under the control of security officials.

In Afghanistan, there is a confrontation between government forces and the Taliban militants, who have seized significant territories in rural areas and launched an offensive against large cities. Instability in Afghanistan is growing amid promises by the US administration to complete the withdrawal of troops from Afghan soil by September 11.

In 2020, Washington and the Taliban signed in Doha the first peace agreement in more than 18 years of war. It provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 14 months and the beginning of an inter-Afghan dialogue after the exchange of prisoners.

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