Helmand: The United States has conducted an airstrike against Taliban in Helmand district in Afghanistan, said US military spokesperson on Wednesday.
“The US conducted an airstrike on March 4 against Taliban fighters in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand, who were actively attacking an Afghan National Security Forces checkpoint. This was a defensive strike to disrupt the attack. This was our 1st strike against the Taliban in 11 days,” the spokesperson said.
“To be clear- we are committed to peace, however we have the responsibility to defend our Afghan National Security Forces partners. Afghans and US have complied with our agreements,” he added.
The action by the US comes hours after more than 20 Afghan soldiers and police officers were killed in northern Afghanistan overnight in the latest Taliban attack.
The peace deal signed by the US and Taliban has come to a risk after the attack. Both the forces had signed a historic deal with an aim to bring peace to Afghanistan by the withdrawal of US forces.