NSC issues national threat assessment draft
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) has issued National Threat Assessment (NTA) draft on Wednesday, the presidential palace said.
According to a statement from the Presidential Palace, a meeting of the NSC--- chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani--- was held today (Wednesday).
The statement said the president also praised bravery of Essa Khan, an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, who eliminated six terrorists during an attack on the Afghan parliament last Monday.
A total of eight insurgents launched attack on Wolesi Jirga in capital Kabul, with one of them smashed his explosive-laden vehicle to the gate of the parliament, providing others to force their way inside the building.
The president awarded one apartment to the soldier in recognition of his bravery that he demonstrated during the attack, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.
In addition, ministers of interior and chief of army staff of the Ministry of Defense provided a detailed report about the overall security situation in the country during the meeting.
Threats from enemies were also assessed in the meeting and security organs were directed to keep ready to thwart any attack.
The NSC also praised the performance of security forces in defeating militants and regaining control of Chahardara district of Kunduz province. The council stressed on clearing all parts of Kunduz province from rebels.
The NTA draft prepared by security, defense sectors and Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) was also reviewed and then issued by the NSC.
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