The Kandahar police claimed on Tuesday that Taliban attacks in seven districts were repulsed and dozens of Taliban were killed, including Pakistanis.
Tadin Khan, the provincial police chief, said that dozens of Taliban insurgents on late Monday night carried out a mass attack in Shorabak, Arghistan, Maruf, Shah Wali Kot, Miyanishin, Khakrez and Maywand districts.
Tadin Khan said that security forces pushed back all of the Taliban attacks.
“Last night the Taliban attacked the border police in Shorabak district and during the clash 27 Taliban fighters--including Panjabis and Kashmiris--were killed,” said Tadin Khan.
“The Taliban suffered heavy casualties in all districts and 65 Taliban fighters were killed,” said Khan.
Tadin Khan made a statement warning the insurgents that Kandahar will become a graveyard for the Taliban.
“Security forces are following the Taliban everywhere and will eliminate them. Taliban leaders are sitting at home and sending other people’s sons to battle,” Khan said.
According to Khan dozens of others Taliban were wounded in the clash.
Tadin Khan did not give details on security forces casualties during the clashes.
The Taliban have not commented on the attacks.