Conflict deaths decline in Logar, says governor
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Casualties among civilians and security forces reduced last solar year in central Logar province where the security situation has improved compared to the previous year, the governor said on Monday.
Mohammad Halim Fidai told a press conference here that Logar’s security improved during the past one year due to security forces’ strong resistance against insurgent attacks and increased coordination among security organs and people’s cooperation with them.
The governor also said the activities of detective organs had improved and drug trafficking had declined in the province.
He said the rebels carried out a total of 163 attacks during the past one year in Logar compared to the previous year’s 363 attacks, resulting in reduced casualties among security forces and civilians.
“Taliban are unable to fight against Afghan security forces so they only rely on propaganda, “ he said, adding 13 Taliban fighters had been killed, eight others detained and several more injured during the past one month in the province.
Up to 850 acres of land had been reclaimed from its illegal occupants during the year, the governor said.
Meanwhile, provincial council secretary Huma Ahmadi called on militants to shun violence and join the peace process.
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