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MPs fear Kunduz-style attacks in other provinces

MPs fear Kunduz-style attacks in other provinces

Oct 05, 2015 - 19:51

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon members on Monday feared Kunduz-like situation in Faryab, Sar-i-Pul, Badakhshan and Takhar provinces if the government failed to pay attention.

Asifa Shadab, a lower house member from northern Faryab province, said Faryab faced high-level security threat and without much attention, the province would probably fall.

Referring to Talibaninfo-icon’s Sunday attack on Maimana, the provincial capital, she said the attack sounded alarm bells for government officials to be aware of the developments.

She urged the president and the chief executive officer not to keep mum over such important issues.

Aziza Jalis, a lawmaker from Sar-i-Pul province, said his province also faced major security threats from Taliban. He claimed the majority of Taliban militants fleeing Kunduz had entered Sar-i-Pul.

Naqibullah, from eastern Laghman province, said insecurity had lately increased in Padpakh and Alingar districts of Laghman. He urged the leaders to take necessary steps in order to put an end to people’s worries.

Lawmakers from Takhar and Badakhshan provinces also expressed similar concerns.

Amir Khan Yar from Nangarhar said: “People’s enemies are common. They try to create differences among people and advance their agenda.” “We shouldn’t sell our country with bigotry, tribalism and linguistic divide.”

Meanwhile, spokespersons for the ministries of defence and interior on Monday announced the Taliban had been defeated in Kunduz and that the situation in Faryab, Badakhshan and Nangarhar showed signs of improvement.

They also said special measures were in place to ward-off possible insurgent attacks in other provinces.


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