Dozens flee homes as Taliban increases presence north of Kabul

Dozens of families have left their homes in Shakar Dara and Guldara districts north of Kabul over the last few weeks following a dramatic surge in security threats and amid intensifying Taliban activities, the displaced residents said

Aug 22, 2020
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Dozens of families have left their homes in Shakar Dara and Guldara districts north of Kabul over the last few weeks following a dramatic surge in security threats and amid intensifying Taliban activities, the displaced residents said.

A large-scale operation by government forces earlier this week pushed back the Taliban from Shakar Dara district, 25 kilometers north of Kabul city, according to Defense Ministry, but locals said many families are yet to return home over fears of resurging insecurity.  

Clashes in Guldara, which is 45 kilometers north of the Afghan capital, were reported days after the government announced that Shakar Dara was cleared of the Taliban.

Residents said the security agencies “have failed” to ensure the safety of the residents of two Kabul districts that have been secure over the last 18 years.  

The residents warned that Kabul will be under severe security threat if the security situation remains fragile in the two districts.


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