‘Top security officials neglected Jalrez attack’
KABUL (Pajhwok): Civil society activists and bereaved family members of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) men who lost their lives to the Jalrez attack on Sunday asked the government and parliament members to remove senior officials responsible for negligence in preventing the carnage.
They told journalists in Kabul that the parliament should adopt measures to punish security officials who demonstrated lethargy in preventing the bloody Jalrez incident in central Maidan Warak province on Friday. They called for the interior minister and the spymaster to be impeached
At least 30 militants and 25 ALP were killed and another 18 rebels wounded in Friday’s clashes on the Kabul-Bamyan Highway in Maidan Wardak province.
The ALP forces also lost control of 12 security posts before the posts were recaptured in Jalrez district.
Also in central Bamyan province, hundreds of residents, civil society activists and members of the provincial council held a protest in Bamyan City the other day, accusing security officials, particularly ministers of defence and interior of negligence in the Jalrez incident.
Syed Alavi Rohullah, a provincial council member, told Pajhwok Afghan News 76 ALP officials had gone missing after the group attack by militants on security check posts.
Ahmad Shah Stanikzai, another civil society member, said the nation had been hoping the unity government would develop the country but the situations had further deteriorated.
The bereaved family members of the slain ALP men demanded the government appoint governor or police chief to the province from the Hazara tribe as they were in majority in the province.
They also demanded that the defence minister should be from the Hazara tribe, the fourth largest community in Afghanistan.
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