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Security in Ghazni has improved, claim officials

Security in Ghazni has improved, claim officials

Apr 23, 2019 - 09:51

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The security environmentinfo-icon in southern Ghazni province has improved, claim local officials, but residents remain unhappy with the situation.

Rumors that the Talibaninfo-icon are once again planning to conduct coordinated attacks on Ghazni City, the provincial capital, are fuelling concerns among residents.

Governor Wahidullah Kalimzai told a press conference the security situation in the province had improved and militants were no longer able to stage large-scale attacks.

“Taliban can do nothing; they are only spreading propaganda to create fear among the people,” he remarked, saying the strength of security forces had been completed with the arrival of additional personnel.

Police chief Col. Mohammad Khalild Wardak promised that remarkable improvement would be brought to the security situation in the province as soon as possible.

“We have drawn up appropriate plans for the security of highways and districts. The plans will be implemented in near future,” the police chief added.

Wardak claimed the Taliban had lost the ability to fight against the security forces, The rebels, therefore, had resorted to conducting suicide attacks, he continued.

Maulviinfo-icon Mohammad Ismail, the Ghazni Ulemainfo-icon Council head, said there were rumours of Taliban planning to storm Ghazni City. He hoped the security forces would protect the people.

Rahimullah, a resident of Andar district, told Pajhwok there was always fighting between the security forces and Taliban across the province, barring Ghazni City.

“We have not seen any improvement in the security situation because there are always clashes in districts,” the man said, contradicting official assertions. .

Shah Mohammad, hailing from Ghazni City, alleged security operations had mostly failed -- a view endorsed by other residents.


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