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Operations on to ensure security in vulnerable areas of Kunduz

Operations on to ensure security in vulnerable areas of Kunduz

Oct 19, 2016 - 15:40

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Wednesday said clearing operations in all vulnerable areas of northeastern Kunduz province were ongoing.

Deputy police chief, Col. Masoom Hashimi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the offensives were underway in different areas of Kunduz to fully eliminate insurgents, who posed threat to the provincial capital.

“Operations continue on the Kunduz-Takhar highway, in Pul Alchin and Bandar-i-Kabulinfo-icon areas to completely purge them of militants and let residents live in peace,” the police officer said.

All security organs had forged good coordination on defending the people and fighting against the rebels. Residents should fully trust Afghan forces and avoid listening to the propagandas of the enemy, he added.

On the other hand, seems to have lost trust in officials’ promises toensuring security of the province. They want the central government to take action to recaptures lost areas.

Khair Mohammad, hailing Kunduz City, expressed concern over the current situation. Large-scale operations had not been launched despite the fall of the provincial capital to Talibaninfo-icon, he regretted.

“Local officials hold out promises of improving security, but they do nothing in action. Kunduz would bed convertedinto the graveyard of civilians if the government does not launch effective operations,” he warned.

Two weeks earlier, the Taliban launched coordinated attacks from several directions on Kunduz City and captured many areas of it. The city once fell to the Taliban militants in September 2015.


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