KABUL – Eight militants from a resistance movement, including a commander, were killed in a raid on a rebel stronghold in northern Afghanistan, according to the Defense Ministry on Tuesday.
After the Taliban overran the country and seized power in August 2021, the National Resistance Front resolved to oppose them. After the seizure, the NRF retreated to a hilly and secluded valley in Panjshir province, which was the final province to stand out against the Taliban as they stormed through Afghanistan. Former security forces from the previous Western-backed government make up the National Resistance Front and another group, the Afghanistan Freedom Front.
According to the Defense Ministry, the 313 Central Corps carried out an operation on a rebel hideout in Salang district, Parwan province, killing eight persons, including a commander called Akmal Amiri.
During the raid in Parwan, which borders Panjshir and Kabul, fighters recovered a rocket-propelled grenade, pickaxes, Kalashnikov and other rifles, and night vision binoculars.
“The mujahideen of the Islamic emirate will not allow any group or person to jeopardize our people’s security and well-being,” the ministry stated.
The NRF’s head of external relations, Ali Maisam Nazary, paid respect to the slain commander while condemning the military intervention.
“Every drop of blood shed by the martyrs of the Afghan people’s resistance will irrigate the rightful roots of the demand for freedom, dignity, and justice, bringing us closer to victory,” he tweeted.