It is to be kept in mind that Mullah Mansoor took the charge of Afghan Taliban after the confirmation of death of founding leader of Taliban, Mullah Omar in July.
Naziri said this flexible approach was a response to the emergence of a hardline group associating itself with Daesh.
Deputy provincial police chief in northern Zawzjan province, Abdul Hafiz Khashi, says the attack happened before dawn on Tuesday in Qush Tepa district.
Also, the Afghan Ministry of Defense said in a statement released Tuesday morning that seven Afghan National Army Soldiers were killed throughout the country as result of roadside bombs and enemy attacks overnight. Check back soon for further information.
The attack came as the Taliban’s new leader Mullah Mansour told the government it must cancel a security deal with the United States and expel all foreign troops if it wants peace.
Mansoor also stated in the message that Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban former regime) wants to have friendly relations with all countries especially the Islamic world and has been seeking their role in ending the war and returning peace in Afghanistan.
Mullah Mansour also accused the USA of attempting to “create an atmosphere of discord and distrust” among fighters and called on Taliban members to “keep your rank and file united in this critical situation”. Last week, after nearly two months of differences, Mullah Omar’s family announced their support for Mansour. The pair, along with several other senior Taliban commanders, initially rejected Mansour’s ascension.
NBC News reports that although the dissident commanders had initially joined Omar’s son and brother in their opposition against Mansour’s appointment, Niazi said both individuals ultimately aligned behind the pro-Mansour faction after they were placed “under financial pressure” by the new chief.
Washington and Kabul signed a deal in September previous year allowing around 13,000 foreign troops, including 10,000 USA soldiers, to stay on after NATO’s combat mission ended in December 2014.
The stolen gear is dwarfed by the hundreds of automobiles the Afghan military and police have at their disposal, and incidents just like the one in Helmand have been comparatively uncommon.