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Insecurity forces protesters to block highway in Baghlan

Insecurity forces protesters to block highway in Baghlan

May 27, 2015 - 11:50

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A number of angry protesters in Pul-I-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, on Wednesday blocked Kabul-Shamal Highway, against what they complained growing insecurity.

Over 200 people gathered in Pul-I-Khumri City and said there was extraordinary peace and tranquility in the area but now the city was under rocket attacks that disrupted people’s life.

Some of them said that families stopped sending their children to schools due to insecurity.

Nadera Nahrainwal, a civil societyinfo-icon activist who participated in the rally, told Pajhwok Afghan News that children and womeninfo-icon were facing problems because of deteriorating law and order. She blamed local officials for paying no attention to ameliorate the situation.

A day earlier, two women, three children and a man were wounded when two rockets landed in Pul-I-Khumri City. Two other rockets were also fired into the city last night but caused no casualties.

A local elder Naeem Ghafari said insecurity had been increased because of differences among local officials.

The militants have reached to the outskirts of the city and the acting governor was unable to improve law and order. He demanded the government to focus on security.


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