The Taliban have increased their attacks during Ramadan and are targeting civilians and mosques, interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi told TOLOnews on Saturday.
Afghan and Pakistani Taliban, in close co-operation with the Pakistani military, have attacked Afghan forces in Kunar and Nuristan provinces several times, he added. But insurgents have been met with strong resistance from the Afghan police,
"The Taliban have increased their attacks during Ramadan. They are mostly targeting civilians. They neither care about innocent people nor the religion of Islam because they attacked mosques and Muslims," Sediqi said.
He added that 119 Taliban fighters were killed and 38 others were wounded in operations conducted by Afghan and international troops in the past week. As many as 174 were detained.