Taliban torch houses of ALP members in Kapisa
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament member on Wednesday said Taliban militants had torched a number of houses belonging to Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel in Nijrab district of central Kapisa province.
Mirdad Nijrabi, who heads the house internal security commission, told a news conference in Kabul the militants torched 10 houses of ALP members in Pachghan area of the district on Tuesday.
He said the houses were set afire after Taliban militants were driven from the area jointly by local people and local police.
He said the militants had also threatened ALP members with elimination if they continued working for the government.
The lawmaker continued a large number of ALP members had migrated from Pachghan to the provincial capital, Mahmood Raqi, where they needed shelter and security.
“The security situation may worsen if security forces do not coordinate with each other in Kapisa and possibly the Pachghan area will fall to militants,” he said.
Nijrabi said militants had no ability to fight face to face with security forces and they wanted to weaken the morale of people with such arson attacks.
Meanwhile, Kapisa police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Faiq confirmed that militants had torched the house of an ALP commander and some members of the force in Nijrab.
Assad Agha, one of the ALP commanders, said the rebels had torched some houses and broken windows of some ALP members’ homes.
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