Daesh to be routed as per president’s directives: Kunduzi
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor for eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday said President Ashraf Ghani’s directives to security forces to rout Islamic State and Taliban militants in the east had raised hopes for security.
President Ghani, who briefly visited Nangarhar province on Friday, exhorted the Afghan National Army’s 201 Selab Military Corps to rout the Islamic State operating in the east in the next coming weeks.
Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi told a press conference here that the president had recommended him measures to further improve the security situation in the province.
“The president’s latest directives to security forces to defeat the Daesh militants have increased hopes among the people and local departments that the government is serious about taking action against militants,” the governor said.
He said the president had also made some recommendations to him about local governance and he would implement those recommendations.
“For security improvement, we changed and transferred eight district chiefs and appointed a new district chief for the Haska Mena district. It would have an impact on the security.”
The governor said operation against the Islamic State militants was still ongoing in the Shinwari zone. He said the presidential directives had increased coordination among civil and military organs in the province.
The governor also provided cash assistance to families who lost six sons to the Daesh attacks in the Kot district.
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