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Seddiqi insists no district in threat of falling to Taliban

Seddiqi insists no district in threat of falling to Taliban

May 16, 2015 - 18:38

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Saturday said at least 327 insurgents have been killed during several security operations across the country, urging media to refrain from publishing reports that would benefit anti-state elements only.

MoI spokesman Seddiq Seddiqi told journalists in Kabul, security forces successfully launched more than 120 joint operations in Kunduz, Baghlan, Faryab, Badakhshan, Helmand, Zabul and Ghazni provinces.

At least 327 insurgents have been killed, 160 wounded, and 48 others have been detained by security forces, he added. The security forces, he said, also seized 61 mines, 45 different types of weapons, and 64 vehicles.

He said security forces had inflicted heavy casualties on insurgents in Charsada and Pasaband districts of Ghorinfo-icon province and clearing operations were still ongoing in Kunduz province. The offensives, he said, were also ongoing in Baghlan and Badakhshan provinces.

“There is no danger in these districts… no district would fall to Talibaninfo-icon and if they create trouble anywhere we have the capability to respond to them,” Seddiqi remarked.

In today’s session, some MPs expressed concerns, saying stern action was needed to overcome the situation or at least one otherwise two provinces would fall to insurgents.

“Our request from those who speak to media is that they should avoid discussing issues that would benefit enemy’s propaganda,” the MoI spokesman concluded.


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