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Kandahar districts under threat: General Raziq

(Last Updated On: July 4, 2016)

kdrSeveral districts are under serious security threats in Kandahar province, police chief says.

Provincial police chief general Abdul Raziq Achekzai said that militants are attacking police checkpoints in different areas in this province and causes casualties.

Taliban are trying to overrun a number of districts, but Kandahar police chief says they have launched an operations against the armed militants in these areas.

“We are having problem in the areas bordering Zabul, Urozgan, Helmand and provinces and the Durand Line, intensive fight is ongoing every night and we clash with the enemies between every 12 to 24 hours,” Achekzai said.

He said they have killed dozens of Taliban in Maiwand district of Kandahar during the last couple of days.

“During the last five days we have conducted operations in Maiwand district, killing 33 militants and injuring more than 20 others,” he added,” we have seized their ammunition too.”

Kandahar is among the volatile provinces in south of Afghanistan where the Taliban emerged in 1994 and took the control  of the province and since then have a strong foothold in the province.

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