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Better coordination linked to Grishak district security

Better coordination linked to Grishak district security

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Jun 25, 2015 - 15:30

LASHKARAGAH (Pajhwok): Following continuous support of locals to Afghan security forces, Talibaninfo-icon could not advance their plans in the Grishak district in southern Helmand province, the district police chief said.

Speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News, 1st Lt. Abdul Qayyum Barak said “Taliban used all tactics to implement their plans in the district but better coordination among different institutions and locals’ support helped thwart militants’ plans.”

Most of the areas were under security forces control except the border areas with Sangin, Musa Kala and Nauzad districts, he said, adding that “we control movements of rebels by carrying out military operations in those areas.”

The residents extended complete support to security forces in identifying rebels’ hideouts which had turned fruitful to establish peace and security in the area, Qayyum added.

Around 1,000 Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan Local Police (ALP) soldiers were deployed in Helmand but they should be provided with tanks, he added.

Hafiz Aminullah, a resident of the locality, said security had been improved as compared to previous year. “We were expecting attacks from militants during the week but our security forces have confined them,” he said.

Hafiz also said local community support succeeded security forces to ensure law and order.

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