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Ahead of Eid festival, security beefed up in Kabul

Ahead of Eid festival, security beefed up in Kabul

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Jun 13, 2018 - 13:33

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Kabul police on Wednesday said security measures had been put in place in the capital to enable residents to celebrate Eid holidays in a secure environmentinfo-icon.

Maj. Abdul Khaliq Bahram Jan, 3rd division commander for 7th police district, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “All detective and security organs are round the clock for the safety of countrymen.”

He hoped the creation of security check-posts at several points and increased police patrols would ensure public safety during Eid holidays.

Bahram Jan welcomed the temporary ceasefires by the government and the Talibaninfo-icon. “All defense and security forces are seeking peace. In fact, all Afghans are thirsty for it and urge permanent stability.”

Last week, President Ashraf Ghani declared a unilateral truce with the Taliban from the 27th of Ramadaninfo-icon till the fifth of Eid-ul-Fitr and Taliban announced a ceasefire for three days.

Masood Khan, a policeman based in the capital, expressed happiness the move would help ensures security of the people. He asked people not to worry about security and sought public cooperation.

“We are here because of the people. Without them, our presence will be useless. Thus we are pleased serving the people,” the cop commented.

He also expressed happiness over the ceasefires between the government and Taliban. All Afghans were yearning for peace and stability in their country, he said, adding working during Eid would be a proud moment for him.

Bahadar Shah, a policeman in the 7th police district in Darul Aman locality, told Pajhwok all police personnel would be serving the public during Eid to let people enjoy the festival in a peaceful environment.

“We are your children, in your service, and fully assure you that we will not allow anyone to threaten your security during Eid,” Shah remarked.

The police personnel urged the people to cooperate with the security forces and not to allow their children to purchase fireworks, which often caused deaths and injuries.

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