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Taliban ask Deh Yak residents to leave homes

Taliban ask Deh Yak residents to leave homes

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Sep 20, 2015 - 17:35

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province on Sunday said Talibaninfo-icon militants had warned them to leave their houses in order to avoid being caught in clashes with security forces.

A resident of Rubat area, Mohammad Ajmal, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the Taliban had blocked the road connecting their area with the district center. He said the rebels had warned residents to migrate to other areas.

“Only a few days are remaining when we will celebrate Eidul Adha and people want to go to the bazaar for Eid shopping, but the road has been blocked and people face numerous problems,” he said.

Deputy Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi also confirmed that Taliban militants through night letters had asked people to leave their houses in Deh Yak district.

“Taliban militants had previously told people not to allow a police post in their area, but people responded in negative and now they are asking people to leave their houses,” Ahmadi said.

He said the insurgents had planted bombs on the Rubat road leading to Ghazni City. But he said an alternate but long route was available for people to travel to the provincial capital.

Ahmadi asked the people of Deh Yak district not to worry because security forces could protect them. Afghan forces would clear roadside bombs on the Rubat road soon.

The Taliban have so far not commented about the issue.

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