Afghan parliament attack: Highlights deteriorating security situation

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Yesterday's attack on the Afghan parliament complex has indicated the beginning of a bloody phase in the country. The rising terror attack in Afghanistan has also raised question on deteriorating security situation in the country.

The latest attack comes after the Taliban seized two new districts: the Dashti Archi district and the Chardara district in northern Kunduz province, illustrating the potency of their threat.

Situation deteriorates in Afghanistan

The attack took place when parliament was in session. Fortunately none of the lawmakers received any injury. However security forces killed the attackers and thwarted a major attack in Kabul.

Afghan forces continue to struggle to fend off Taliban advances. US and NATO in Afghanistan ended its combat mission in December 2014 marking the formal-if not real-end to the longest war in American history.

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American warplanes began bombing the country on Oct 7, 2001, less than a month after the 9/11 attacks.

President Ashraf Ghani and his election rival turned Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah have also been fighting for months, which continues to delay the appointment of a defense minister and makes fighting the Taliban harder.

Taliban has raised its attacks in Afghanistan in these days. Terror attacks were carried out in diplomatic enclave, guest house, airport that left many dead and injured.

A suicide bomb attack near the entrance of the international airport in Kabul in May killed three people, including a British citizen.

According to experts, a faction of Taliban and other terror group do not want to peace return to Afghanistan that is the reason they have increased attacks in the country.

With the US and Nato winding up their combat mission in Afghanistan, Afghan security forces have been increasingly facing the heat. Although the US will maintain 9,800 troops till the end of this year, they will only play a supportive role to the Afghan army and police.

Failure of President Ashraf Ghani's regime to conduct parliamentary elections in April has also made the situation worse in the terror hit country.

According to some experts, Pakistan does not seem happy with the peace stability in Afghanistan as it will be beneficial for India.

There is growing indication that Pakistan is using the US withdrawal to penetrate Afghan institutions and regain its strategic depth in Afghanistan.

Islamic State has also started spreading its wings and conflict hit Afghanistan can be proved a fertile ground for them.

ISIS has also started making its way into Pakistan. Flags and pamphlets related to ISIS were also found in some areas of Pakistan. India needs to be prepared to deal with situation. As things stand, the situation in Afghanistan is bound to get worse.

India needs to prepare a concrete strategy to deal with the situation.

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