Afghan President orders troops to resume ‘offensive’ after attacks

KABUL: On Tuesday, Ashraf Ghani- Afghan President ordered the country’s security forces to go ‘offensive mode’, far from a defensive stance it had taken as segment of attempts to decrease violence in the war-ravaged nation in the country as Washington helps to broker peace talks.

“To provide security for public places in order to beat attacks and violence from the Taliban and other terrorist groups, I am ordering Afghan security forces to switch from an active defensive mode to an offensive one and to begin their impervious operations against the enemies and peace breakers,” he said in a televised speech.

His comments appeared after the attack on maternity clinic in Kabul where which gunmen killed 16 people and more than 20 lost their lives in a suicide bomb attack carried at a funeral in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban have denied their involvement in the attacks.

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