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Taliban control 95pc of Uruzgan’s Dehrawud: elders

Taliban control 95pc of Uruzgan’s Dehrawud: elders

Feb 04, 2016 - 21:20

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The Taliban are in control of 95 percent areas of Dehrawud district in central Uruzgan province, tribal elders and residents said on Thursday.

They said government officials and forces have been confined to the district administration and police headquarters.

A former administrative chief of Dehrawud, Khalifa Sadat, told a gathering that there had been no coordination among security forces.

“If police or army personnel are attacked, they don’t go for the support of each others,” he said.

He said Taliban had reached 100 metre close to the district centre and they controlled 95 percent part of the district. He claimed all cases were decided by Taliban courts in Haji Zahir Karez area.

Former head of the provincial council, Haji Ibrahim Akhunzada, asked the government to end insecurity and create coordination among security forces in the district.

He said residents of the district supported national security forces and the government and if the security forces coordinated their activities, the district would get rid of threat from militants.

While admitting insecurity, the district chief, Aminullah Khaliqi, said the district police chief had newly been appointed and he would launch operations against insurgents soon.

The new police chief, Captain Mohammad Nabil alias Haji Niazo told Pajhwok Afghan News he was concerned about the bad security.

He said lack of coordination among former officials and their bad behavior with people allowed militants to come closer to the district centre.

He accused former officials of taking money, food, firewood and others from people.



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