Ministries of Interior and Defense have vowed to retake the embattled Yamgan district of Badakhshan in the near future.
Ministry of Defense said troops, both ground and air, are ready to launch a large-scale military operation in the district.
Dawlat Waziri, MoD spokesman, said: “Security forces are at war with militants positioned in different areas.”
“The militants’ war is organized and managed by foreigners and they are equipped and trained from abroad. Between 6 to 7 out of 10 militants are foreigners.”
Meanwhile the head of the internal security commission of the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) Mirdad Najrabi urged government to ensure it has a proper plan to maintain security in areas that have been cleared.
Najrabi said: “All the security responsibilities are being shouldered by Afghan security forces. Meanwhile, militants are trying their best to make use of this.
The Interior Ministry said Yamgan district will be cleared of Taliban and security will be ensured in this part of Badakhshan.
MoI spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said they have new plans to suppress militants in different parts of the country – also in Badakhshan.
Despite winter being on its way, troops are currently fighting insurgents in 13 provinces.
The air force has meanwhile carried out 70 flights for transportation and military purposes over the past 24 hours.