Taliban and the USA USA They participate in Twitter amid an increase in violence in Afghanistan

KABUL: Representatives of the US forces in Afghanistan and Taliban insurgents participated in a rare public dispute on Saturday, which was unleashed on social media about the stalemate in the Afghan peace process.

After long closed-door talks, the Taliban and United States He signed an agreement in February to reduce violence and move towards talks with the Afghan government, but the group's attacks have increased since then.

Sonny Leggett, for US forces in Afghanistan , used Twitter to address his Taliban counterpart on Saturday, saying US forces wanted the peace process to move forward, but would respond if the militant group continued to increase attacks.

Attacks generate attacks, while restriction produces restriction. If the violence cannot be reduced, then yes, there will be responses, Leggett said on Twitter, tagging and addressing the Taliban spokesman.

Mujahid replied that the path to a resolution lies in the implementation of the.

Do not harm the current environment with useless and provocative statements, Muhajid wrote on Twitter to Leggett, adding, We are committed to our end, let's honor your own obligations.

The Taliban say the United States has not pushed the Afghan government to implement a prisoner exchange mentioned in the agreement, which stipulated the exchange of 6,000 prisoners - 5,000 members of the insurgent group and 1,000 of the Afghan forces.

Leggett admitted that there has been a reduction in violence against cities and against coalition forces.

But we are talking about ALL sides reducing violence by up to 80% to pave the way for peace talks, Leggett added, referring to the increase in attacks against Afghan forces.

The Taliban have mounted more than 4,500 attacks since signing a deal with the United States , according to data seen by Reuters. The provinces hardest hit are ones with the most Covid-19 infections, which are spreading rapidly across the war-torn country.