Daikundi security forces professionally improved: officials
NEILI (Pajhwok): Officials in central Daikundi province on Monday expressed optimism that enhanced law and order in the Kajran district was an ample proof that professionalism among security forces had improved markedly.
Acting Governor Abdul Haq Shafaq told Pajhwok Afghan News that soldiers of Afghan National Army (ANA) had been deployed to Kajran to maintain security in the restive locality. The security forces, he said, recaptured some of security check posts overrun by insurgents.
Last week, Ibrahim Rahmani, provincial council member, had said that seven villages including Gharma, Menara, and Chobzar Kejran had fallen to insurgents and the Taliban were two kilometres away from the capital city.
Kajran is bordering Helmand and Zabul provinces and is largely viewed an unstable district in the relatively peaceful Daikundi. Earlier, the district police chief was also injured in a roadside bomb.
Regarding the release of 23 abducted passengers and truck drivers, the acting governor said they were released following hectic efforts by local elders. “Whenever the Taliban face defeat they block roads and abduct passengers for ransom,” he added.
The militants stopped 20 trucks on their way from Kandahar to the Kajran district of Uruzgan and took the drivers to unknown location last Wednesday.
He added 20 trucks loaded with food items stopped by insurgents on Helmand-Kajran road, had also been released.
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