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Plan to deal with Ghazni insecurity sent to Kabul: Mateen

Plan to deal with Ghazni insecurity sent to Kabul: Mateen

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Aug 21, 2017 - 18:26

 

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Ghazni province has said a plan for dealing with security threats in eight districts is sent to the central government.

Addressing a press conference here, Abdul Karim Mateen said the level of insecurity had surged in Ghazni recently and some districts faced ‘a dangerous security situation.’

Waghaz, Andar, Gero, Qarabagh, Gilan, Zankhan, Khogyani and De Yak are districts facing insecurity, according to the governor.

Without naming a place, Mateen said security forces in some areas remained engaged in firefight for 24 hours.

He said the Talibaninfo-icon were now trying to fuel sectarian and ethnic differences in order to widen the gap between the government and the masses. “Unfortunately some common people have started helping the Taliban,” he said.

According to the governor, the Taliban attack mosques, cities, schools and kill innocent people. He asked people not to support Taliban for their atrocities.

He said he had finalized a strategy and submitted it to government officials to deal with the growing security threats.

The governor asked residents of Ghazni to support the government in maintaining security in the province.

Acting Police Chief Col. Mustafa Mayar said the Taliban wanted to spread violence and insecurity in Ghazni.

“The Taliban have closed main highways for public, they attack security forces check-posts, conduct explosions in public places and perform other tactics to spread insecurity,” he said.

Mayar, however, said security forces worked day-night to foil Taliban’s plans successfully.

Residents of Ghazni say insecurity is on the increase in the province. Mohammad Qasim, a resident, said targeted attacks had increased and the Taliban had reached the city’s suburbs.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said most parts of Ghazni were in Taliban control barring some areas in security forces control. He said residents voluntarily helped the Taliban who never forced people into helping them.

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