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Afghan govt. enforces night curfew to stop Taliban advances

Amin Alemi

Press TV, Kabul

Based on a statement released by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior; to curb violence and limit the Taliban movements a night curfew has been imposed in 31 provinces across the country, except in Kabul, Panjshir and Nangarhar.

This comes as many here argue that imposing a night curfew means that the war is in the own backyard of residents of cities across the country. A fact that can further spread fear and concern among locals.

Many others view this as an indirect call on the locals to take the threats coming from Taliban advances seriously, and resolutely stand alongside Afghanistan’s National Defense and Security Forces to defeat the Taliban.

Talks between Afghan government and the Taliban have failed to achieve a tangible result so far. Afghan troops have recaptured some areas in a western city which was attacked by the Taliban.

The Taliban who have stepped up their attacks since the withdrawal of the foreign forces insist that there would not be peace in the country until the removal of president Ghani from power and presence of a new negotiated government in Kabul.

In response the Afghan government argues that the militants need to firstly put their guns on the ground and approve the Afghan constitution as a red line for both ,the government and people.

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