Frustrated Ghazni residents stage anti-rebels uprising
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of southern Ghazni have taken up weapons to stand against Daesh and other militant groups, an official has said on Sunday.
Deputy Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News scores of people had taken up arms against Daesh in Jaghori, Malistan, Jaghtu and Nahore districts. “The people have bought weapons with their own money and decided to stand against Daesh and other militant groups,” he added.
People have collected money of Zakat and Usher so that they could well prepared themselves to fight militant groups, Ahmadi said, adding the number of security forces were fewer therefore the local people decided to play their role for establishing peace and tranquility in the province.
Armed people did not only ready to fight against militants but they would also stop kidnapping cases on main Ghazni highway, the deputy governor stated.
Ahamdi explained that arming the local would not create problems from judiciary point of view since they wanted to support in establishing peace in the area.
Ali Raza, a resident of Jughto district, said local people had bought weapons with their money. “Daesh has come to limelight recently and we have heard that they want to kill people of Hazara community but we also want to fight against Daesh,” he said.
Mohammad Hussain, another resident of Jaghori district, said people had started constructing security check posts after buying weapons. “We have decided to stop kidnapping cases on main road and also to fight against Daesh”, he added.
Militants had kidnapped at least 31 persons last year from Khak Afghan district and 19 out of them had been released so far while other had been remained in their custody since then.
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