Intelligence officer rules out Kunduz-style attacks in Ghazni
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Officials in southern Ghazni province on Saturday said Afghan forces had launched a clearing operation in a number of districts to improve the security situation there.
National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief for Ghazni Ali Ahmad Mubarez told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants terrorised the people through rumours about Kunduz-like attacks on the provincial capital.
“I want to assure the people there is nothing to worry about. We are serving here to secure and serve the masses. We will gouge out their eyes if the militants dare enter Ghazni City,” he remarked.
Mubarez added Ghazni residents should not worry about the situation and they should trust their security forces, who had launched clearing operations in the capital of the province and a number of districts.
The Taliban would never be able to capture Ghazni City, Mubarez insisted, rejecting rumours that that the insurgents planned Kunduz-style attacks in the southern province.
Mohammad Anwar, a resident of Deh Yak district, said a large number of militants and suicide bombers had gathered in his area and planned to capture Ghazni City.
A dweller of the provincial capital, Abdullah, said the security situation had worsened and there was a possibility of militant attacks. “I trust security forces, but militants are stationed close to Ghazni City and they had planted bombs in some areas.”
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