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Security up in Kabul ahead of Eid

Security up in Kabul ahead of Eid

Aug 25, 2011 - 16:36

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): As many as 13,000 officials have been tasked with ensuring Kabul's security during Eidul Fitr, Ministry of Interior officials said on Thursday.

With special security arrangements put in place, residents of the capital would celebrate the festival in a peaceful environmentinfo-icon, the ministry spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Ghulam Siddique Siddiqui said about 13,000 extra policemen had also been deputed to protect Kabul residents. Although the Talibaninfo-icon have warned of intensifying attacks, the spokesman said police would stop the fighters in their tracks.

With the Eid four days away, police are checking civilian vehicles in different parts of the capital.

Siddiqui urged the people to cooperate with police during the three days in maintaining security of the capital.

Meanwhile, residents welcomed the ministry's initiative. The move would help maintain security during Eid, hoped Abdul Rafi, a resident of the Macro Ryan area. "My demand is that police should try their best to ensure security for the ordinary people," he said, while buying dry fruits and other food items.


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