Several Taliban fighters killed by opposition armed groups in Afghanistan

The two main anti-Taliban armed groups—National Resistance Front (NRF) and Afghanistan Freedom Front (AFF)—have claimed that their operatives killed or injured several Taliban forces in Afghanistan in recent days.

NRF claimed to have killed two Taliban forces and injured four others in two separate attacks in the eastern Parwan and northeastern Takhar provinces.

In Parwan, NRF said in a statement on X that its forces killed a Taliban force and injured two others when they opened gunfire on their outpost in the Bagh Abdullah Jan area in the Sayed Khel district on Saturday at 3:00 am.

In Takhar, NRF said its forces killed one Taliban force and injured two others when they attacked a Taliban base in the village of Qaflatun in the Khwaja Ghar district on Friday around 11 pm.

None of its forces were harmed in these attacks, NRF stated.

Meanwhile, AFF claimed that its operatives killed two Taliban forces and injured three others in an attack on a Taliban base in Dawlat Shah district of Laghman province on Saturday at 11:20 pm.

The same day, AFF said they killed one Taliban force and injured four others in an attack on a Taliban outpost in the PD 7th area of Kandahar city.

While AFF stated that its forces escaped unharmed in the Kandahar, it did not provide information if their operatives were harmed in the Laghman attack.

Taliban officials have not commented on these attacks.

NRF and AFF, which are largely formed of former security forces, have engaged in armed clashes with the Taliban since the group’s return to power in August 2021 and have intensified their attacks in a number of provinces in recent weeks.

While NRF runs under the leadership of Ahmad Masoud, son of the Jihadi commander Ahmad Shah Masoud, the AFF is said to be led by Yasin Zia, former Chief of General Staff.