Each of the parties declares that it has caused serious damage to the enemy.
The Taliban and groups led by Ahmad Masoud continue armed clashes in the Panjshir Valley more than two weeks after the Islamist movement seized power: meanwhile, in Kabul, Taliban leaders are working on forming a government.
Panjshir is the last province resisting the rule of the Taliban.
Each of the opposing sides declares that it has inflicted heavy damage to the enemy.
“We started operations after negotiations with a local armed group failed,” said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
According to him, the Taliban forces entered Panjshir and took control of part of the territory. “They (Ahmad Masoud’s forces) suffered heavy losses,” he said.