Ready to fight in Kunduz if allowed, says Gen. Raziq
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Kandahar province on Saturday said he was ready to go to northern Kunduz province to fight insurgents if he was allowed by the government.
Speaking to journalists in Mandi Gak Palace, he said Kunduz did not fall as a result of war but due to negligence of local officials.
He added it was the local civil and military officials’ weakness that they could not push back the Taliban offensive.
He said the government should thoroughly investigate the collapse of Kunduz city and local officials should be made answerable to the people.
“Those who always get benefits in the name of jihad and want share in everything should answer the government and the people as to why they surrendered Kunduz without any fight,” Gen. Raziq said.
“I assure our people that Kunduz type incident will not occur in southern zone, especially in Kandahar province because there are no imaginary security units in this province.”
The Kandahar police chief said if the National Security Council decided, he was ready to go to Kunduz province for saving the lives of Kunduzi people and fighting insurgents.
Earlier local residents and tribal elders in Kandahar province had expressed empathy with the people of Kunduz, promising to stand by them under any circumstances.
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