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Life returns to normal in Ghazni City, says MoD

Life returns to normal in Ghazni City, says MoD

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Aug 15, 2018 - 21:45

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Five police districts in the capital southern Ghazni province have been so far cleared of militants and life has returned normal to the embattled city, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Wednesday.

Late Thursday, Talibaninfo-icon militants coordinately stormed Ghazni City from several directions, with the fighting lasting for five days and apparently creased on Wednesday.

Both the warring sides and civilians suffered heavy causalities in the clashes.

Earlier, senior security officials announced a major combing operation in Ghazni City.

A statement from the MoD said so far five police districts had been cleared and the clearing operation was underway in the 6th police district right now.

The statement further said firefighters had reached the city and Roshan telecom network had resumed service in the city.

Sayed Ghafoor Javed, MoD’s spokesman, assured Ghazni residents that the national security forces were with them and the government would not hasistate from extending every kind of support to them.

He said the enemies had been removed from the city and life had returned to normal there.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provided dressing packages and oral and intravenous medicine to the Ghazni Civil Hospital over the past four days.

The humanitarian organization urgently responded with the life-saving supply of fresh water and electricity for surgeries of the wounded and delivered material for the management of mortal remains.

The ICRC delegation head in Afghanistaninfo-icon said: "Our teams have used every opportunity to support the local hospital, and we'll continue to assist as long as the needs are there and the conditions allow."

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