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Daesh centers exist in Jalalabad, claims Hazrat Ali

Daesh centers exist in Jalalabad, claims Hazrat Ali

Jul 30, 2018 - 17:30

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon members from eastern provinces on Monday claimed the security situation in the eastern zone, particularly Nangarhar, has been artificially deteriorated.

They expressed concern over growing civilian casualties and alleged that Daesh strongholds and centres existed in Jalalabad and waged attacks in other parts of the country from there.

The lawmakers demanded immediate action from the government for restoration of security and warned of mass movement if the government declined their demand.

The views were expressed by lawmakers Hazrat Ali, Ismatullah Shinwari, Abdul Latif Nahzat and Mir HatamTarakhel.

Hazrat Ali said in the past Nangarhar was stabile and peaceful, but now the province had turned insecure for all.

“Not even educational institutes are safe in our country, the government and the foreigners are silent over the current situation and until they don’t change the security policy of the country, stability may not come,” he said, referring to the recent terror attacks in Nangarhar.

Hazrat Ali claimed that centres of Daesh were situated in Jalalabad, from where they planned and executed their attacks.  He, however, said security institutions and the government were unaware of the fact.

Shinwari also expressed concern over growing corruption and presence of unauthorized armed groups in Nangarhar.

He said the presence of illegal armed groups and operations of local and foreign forces were resulting in civilian casualties which had widened the gap between government and the people.

He said the current security crisis would remain unresolved until the government eroded its gap with the masses.

He said people could play more effective role in restoration of security than anyone.

The residents of Nangarhar have also been voicing their frustration with what they call increasing insecurity.

Mentioning recent attacks in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, the residents said such incidents resulted from negligence of security officials.

Gunmen stormed a midwife training center in Jalalabad on Saturday, fighting security forces for several hours and killing three staff.

On the other hand, the provincial council office said around 600 civilians suffered casualties in attacks over the past few months.

Dr. Anwar Biag, who lost thousands of US dollars after his house caught fire during the brazen attack on the midwife training center, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident had been a result of security forces’ negligence.

He said his home was near the midwife training center and his $30,000 and some household items were reduced to ashes after his house caught fire.


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