The Afghan Taliban has turned to a new tactic to fight against the Kabul government as to take control of key stretches of major roads and highways, reported the Daily Pakistan.
According to media, Taliban first storm a checkpoint, kill all the security, seize their weapons and equipment and effectively cut off the main road to a remote village.
Most of the time the extremists fighter raise the white Taliban flag and plant roadside bombs to prevent cars from coming through the checkpoint.
According to locals in the area, any kind of vehicle that attempts to pass through is either blown up or attacked.
Then Taliban then wait. The villagers are finally forced to dump their house and move to place where they can have food as their supplies decrease due to shortage and price hike.
Most slip out on foot or on donkeys through backroads and mountain paths, leaving many of their belongings behind, reported The Daily Pakistan.
The Taliban have been in the war against the Kabul since 2001, when their regime was overthrown in the US-led invasion.
US military spokesman in Kabul, Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland said: “The Taliban’s main focus in the south is now Uruzgan” and US forces have been providing assistance and air support as needed.
Abdul Hakeem Khadimzai, the director of Uruzgan’s provincial council, described the situation there as the “worst in 15 years.” In May alone, he said, “around 200 security forces were killed and more than 300 were wounded” in Uruzgan.