National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF) fighters. Photo: Social media

NRF launches spring guerrilla offensive against the Taliban

Armed anti-Taliban group, the National Resistance Front (NRF) has announced that its forces have begun guerrilla operations against the Taliban. 

Led by Ahmad Massoud, the son of the son of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the NRF spokesperson, Sibghatullah Ahmadi, said on Wednesday that the group began its spring attacks with an ambush in Kabul on Tuesday night.

Posting a video of the apparent attack on Twitter, Ahmadi said: 

“This attack marks the beginning of our guerilla operations to defend the people against the oppression and savagery of the Taliban. This operation was carried out last night on the checkpoints of the enemy’s special unit in the educational center of Pole Charkhi of Kabul. Operations in the new season.”

The Taliban has not commented. 

The Taliban brands the NRF as “rebels”, which has been active and engaged in deadly battles primarily in Panjshir and other northeastern provinces. The group has been widely been accused of detentions and extrajudicial killings of NRF members and civilians.