Some circles wanted Uruzgan collapse: official
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Local security officials say some circles wanted the central Uruzgan province to fall into insurgents’ hands for their own interests.
Gen. Daud Shah Wafadar, 205th Attal Military Corps commander in the south, alleged this during a meeting with security forces in Uruzgan province.
Without naming anyone, he said some circles wanted the collapse of Uruzgan for their personal interests.
“Some 89 security posts were left to be captured by militants without resistance under a deal, the figures involved in the deal wanted to hand over Tirinkot to Taliban, but we prevented them,” he said.
He said these figures thought they could do whatever they wanted to, but added there was a law and government could bring to justice law violators.
Wafadar assured that the Afghan National Army (ANA) jointly with other forces had thwarted this conspiracy and deployed new units to all regions of the province.
Militants have retreated from the city during the operation that was still underway, he said. More than 290 rebels have been killed in the operation so far.
After southern Helmand province, militants launched heavy attacks in Uruzgan and reached close to the provincial capital. The clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban are still ongoing in the province.
Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq is also leading the operations in Uruzgan.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has summoned Uruzgan police chief, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Wais Samimi and his deputy Abdul Qawi over negligence.
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