NRF claims killing or injuring 5 Taliban forces in Kapisa

The National Resistance Front (NRF), an anti-Taliban armed group, has claimed that its operatives killed or injured five Taliban forces in Kapisa province.

NRF said in a statement on X that the attack took place on Saturday at 2:00 am when its forces opened gunfire and used rocket launchers to target a Taliban base in the Bazaar-Sherkat area, the center of Hesa Awal Kohistan district.

At least three Taliban members were killed and two others wounded, the statement added.

None of its forces were harmed, the NRF noted.

The Taliban has not commented.

This comes after the deadly clashes that erupted in Badakhshan province in recent weeks.

On Saturday, NRF claimed that its forces killed or injured 45 Taliban fighters in these clashes, adding that at least four of its forces, including its Commander Tahir, were also killed and two others wounded.

NRF is an armed group formed of former security forces under the leadership of Ahmad Masoud, son of the Jihadi commander Ahmad Shah Masoud. The group has challenged the Taliban in deadly battles mainly in the north and northeastern provinces.