Fighting has restarted around the Panjshir valley, the last major pocket of resistance against Taliban rule in Afghanistan, according to both National Resistance Front and Taliban commanders, Report informs, citing CNN.
Communication with the mountainous region has been sporadic, but a commander fighting against the Taliban told CNN that forces fighting the militant group had managed to repel a Taliban assault.
"In the Khawak Pass area that connects to Panjshir, heavy fighting is going on," the commander said. "We didn't have internet until just now. The resistance forces are in Puli Hisar, and clashes continue. The Taliban have hundreds of casualties.
"There was a gentlemen's agreement that no side would attack, but they tried to attack and enter Panjshir yesterday from the south and north," said Ali Nazary, spokesperson for the anti-Taliban National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF).