An Afghan police officer, Ahmad Shah, fought the Taliban alone for 18 hours in the southern province of Kandahar and said that the Taliban are undertaking a massive propaganda campaign about the military offensives to demoralize the Afghan security forces.
Ahmad Shah and 14 other policemen were deployed at a checkpoint in the suburbs of Kandahar city when the Taliban attacked them. Ahmad Shah, who was wounded, did not surrender and resisted the Taliban for 18 hours.
Ahmad Shah was rescued after reinforcements were sent to the area. He is now in stable condition.
“I did not surrender, I did not lay down my arms and I fought back,” said Ahmad Shah.
Ahmad Shah says that war needs determination and firmness for victory to be achieved.
“The enemy is very weak. They want to frighten us through their propaganda. I learned that no one should fear the enemy in real life,” added Ahmad Shah.
“Afghanistan is a sovereign country, it has an independent army and a sovereign system, it has a Constitution, we are the guardians of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,” said Fazel Mohammad Daudzai, a member of the Afghan Special Forces.
The Taliban launched their onslaught on Kandahar city two weeks ago.
The Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) launched a series of anti-Taliban operations in response.