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President assesses overall security situation

President assesses overall security situation

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Oct 19, 2018 - 14:45

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Friday assessed overall security situation of the country, particularly Kandahar province, during a meeting in the Ministry of Defense.

A statement from the Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News said that the president offered his condolences about the victims of Kandahar attack to security and defense officials.

The president also offered directives to security bosses for improving the country’s security situation, the source said.

Ghani appreciated Afghan security forces for taking serious measures ahead of the October 20 Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon election and their sacrifices for the defense of the country and hitting insurgents.

A day earlier, Kandahar police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, provincial National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) chief and Gen. Abdul Momin Hussainkhel were killed and several other people including Governor Zalmai Wesa wounded in an insider attack during a high level security meeting late on Thursday.

The meeting was organized in Kandahar governor’s house which also attended by NATOinfo-icon and US forces top commander in Afghanistaninfo-icon Gen. Scott Miller but he escaped unhurt.

President Ashraf Ghani sent a high level military delegation to Kandahar city last night for controlling situation in the province after the incident.

The president in his message had said that situation in Kandahar was under assessment and he provided necessary directions for improving the situation in the province, in a commander in chief meeting on Thursday evening.

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