The Taliban says it will not target the Afghan police and military in the country anymore due to the high number of casualties suffered by the security forces in the ongoing conflict, Al Jazeera reported.
The armed group declared in a rare statement on Friday “a general amnesty to all military formations, national army, national police, Arbakis (local police) and all employees of the regime to safeguard their lives and wealth”.
While stating that the main target of its recently launched spring offensive in the country are the Americans and their allies, the armed group said security officials often come under fire because they are “protecting the foreign invaders and the corrupt regime which they have installed”.
“These security forces, however, are our own countrymen who have joined the ranks of America due to misguidance or other reasons,” the statement said.
“In case you do leave the enemy ranks … the mujahideen of Islamic Emirate shall use every means at their disposal to try and ease your life.”
The Taliban, which was removed from power by the US-led forces in 2001, also vowed to further intensify attacks in the country.