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Army chief arrives in Jalalabad to assess security situation

Army chief arrives in Jalalabad to assess security situation

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Aug 04, 2018 - 18:25

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Armey Chief Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali has arrived in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, to assess the security situation, an official said on Saturday.

Governor Spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News Gen. Yaftali upon his arrival held a meeting with the provincial military council and may stay for few days to assed the overall security situation of Nangarhar.

Senior Security Secretery of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) Maj. Gen. Akhtar Mohammad Ibrahimi, Provincial National Director of Security (NDSinfo-icon) Chief Col. Ebadullah Ebad and other military officials occopanied the armey chief on his visit.

Governor Hayatullah Hayat and other local security officials brefied the military delegation over the existing security situation in the province.

The meeting offered different suggetions to improve the security situation in Jalalabad.

Armey chief pledged to stay in the province for few days to cooperated the local officials to improve the oveall security situation.

A Special Forces Unit of the MoI has arrived in the province on the direction of the president which will conduct special operations on specific targets in the province.

Recently, Nangarhar witnessed multiple blast and suicide attacks which claimed the lives of dozens people and left scores injured.

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