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Major part of Kajaki district under Taliban control

Major part of Kajaki district under Taliban control

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Aug 23, 2018 - 15:39

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The main road in the Kajaki district of southern Helmand province has been closed from the past three years due to which people have been suffering from transportation and social security problems.

The Tangi area of Kajaki has been under the government control while the Talibaninfo-icon ruling other parts of the district from the past 14 years.

Mohmmad Daud the resident of the district, said government held control over four to five square kilometres area of the district.

“We only have electricity; there is no security, no food, no doctor, no telephone. We are being kept like a bird inside a cage,” he said.

He added the resident some time obliged to send their womeninfo-icon for the transportation food items to the areas under the Taliban control. When the Taliban arrest them they beat the women and set alight to the food.

Rafiullah another resident of the area said: “Right now I am hungry and the children are also hungry.”

He asked the government to provide them with security so they could resolve their problems.

Mohammad Daud, another resident of locality and a shopkeeper, told Pajhwok Afghan News 60 to 70 families lived in the area who belong to security personnel from local policemen and army.

“These families could not move around due to the threat of the Taliban,” he said.

Attaullah Afghan, the provincial council member, said every family of Tangi area offered the sacrifice of one or two people and it was government responsibility to ensure their safety and security.

Governor Mohammad Yasin said he traveled to the area recently along with a delegation to address the security issues of Tangi residents.

He said: “The residents of Tangi offered huge sacrifices and protected a district capital which is highly important for the government.”

He pledged to take effective steps for the security of Tangi area.

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