US, UK accuse Taliban of ‘war crimes’ in south Afghan town

US, UK accuse Taliban of ‘war crimes’ in south Afghan town

The countries say alleged atrocities must be investigated and Taliban fighters be held accountable.


The United States and United Kingdom accused the Taliban of ‘war crimes’ in the southern town of Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, alleging that dozens of civilians were ‘massacred’.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has presented a security plan to challenge the Taliban onslaught before the country’s parliament, but its details have not been made public.

The Afghan army has said three provinces in southern and western Afghanistan are facing “critical” security situations as fighting intensifies between the Taliban and Afghan forces.

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Fighting in the war-torn South Asian country has escalated as the United States and NATO troops plan to complete their pullout by August 31 after 20 years of war.

The Taliban is trying to seize provincial capitals after already taking smaller administrative districts in recent months.