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Farah Residents Worry as Taliban Threatens Provincial Capital

(Last Updated On: February 25, 2018)

Following a deadly attack by Taliban that killed at least 20 soldiers during a nigh raid, civil society activists and residents of Farah province worry about the deteriorating security situation of Farah City.

Criticizing the government for lack of security plans to wipe out the insurgents, the residents claim the provincial capital is under the threat of the Taliban militants.

“The government officials are wasting the resources, they are having luxury lives,” Mohammad Omar, a resident of Farah said.

“Iran and Pakistan have always interfered in our internal affairs shamelessly,” Naqibullah Nikmal, a member of the province civil society said.

Security in Farah province has deteriorated over the past two years. Taliban fighters have reached close to the city many times, but they have failed to overrun the City.

“Definitely, the [city] will not collapse to the hand of the enemies, because enough units are stationed in the province,” said Dawlat Waziri, the Ministry of Defense Spokesman.

“Compared to the past, the situation of Farah is improved. We have planned new military operations to improve the situation of the province,” said Najib Danish, the Ministry of Interior Spokesman.

Earlier, Farah security officials have accused Iran for supporting the Taliban in the province by providing them funds and weapons. The province is located in the west of Afghanistan, bordering Herat province where TAPI, one of the biggest economical projects, was inaugurated on Friday.

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