Huge number of the religious scholars, local residents of Kot district of Nangarhar province in gathering has declared Jihad against Islamic State of Iraq-Syria (ISIS) militants who decapitated several residents of the following district and burned dozen houses last year.
The Ulema chief district Mawlawe Mohammad Amin said, “We as Ulema declared Jihad against the arrogance, rebel terrorists, our unity came all the way and we succeeded to have the control part of the District.”
With that the local police forces complained that the senior police officials do not give the privileges.
Local police commander Malik Safeer Khan said, “I pay for the expenses of my local police forces, even sometimes my forces go to mosques to collect some food for other fellow soldiers, the Nangarhar police chief does not provide our food, clothing and some other necessary logistical and military needs in the main time.”
Meanwhile the scholars of the Kot district warned if no attention is drawn for the district the security situation will go worsen.
Nangarhar Governor Mohammad Dulab Mangal said, “I have heard and noted all the remarks of the Kot district scholars, I will soon take practical steps.”
Local officials have also stated that there are several development and progress programs underway for Kot district to revive the damages of last year.
Reported By: Rahmatullah Zairmal
Unknown Gunmen Abduct Head of a Private TV in Nangarhar
Engineer Zalmay, the head of a private TV network has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar, an official said on Tuesday.
Provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Ariana News that Engineer Zalmay, the Head of Enakas Radio and Television Network abducted in PD4 of Jalalabad city while he was on his way from office to home.
According to the official, the armed men have killed his driver after stopping his vehicle.
Mr. Zalmay was in charge of the National Radio and Television of Nangarhar, the state-run network, before the establishment of his private channel.
Nangarhar is among the volatile provinces in east of Afghanistan where both Taliban and Daesh insurgent groups are actively operating in a number of its districts.
Afghan Forces Retake Kohistan District of Faryab Province
Afghan security forces have recaptured Kohistan district of Faryab province late on Friday, an official confirmed.
Mohammad Hanif Rezai, a spokesman for the 209th military corps said that at least 33 Taliban militants including two commanders of the group were killed and 13 others wounded during an operation which was conducted for recapturing of the district.
He added that the Afghan commando forces have destroyed several bases of the insurgents and seized a large number of weapons and ammunitions.
According to the official, forces from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission also assisted the Afghan forces during the operation.
Faryab is among the insecure provinces in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban militants are actively operating in a number of its districts and usually carrying out attacks against government forces.
Taliban has not made a comment about the report yet.
Bomb Blast Targets Voter Registration Center in Jalalabad City
A bomb blast has reportedly targeted a voter registration center in the 4th Police District of Jalalabad, the capital city of the eastern Nangarhar province.
The voter registration center was established in a mosque in the area where many residential houses also located in.
“One policeman and seven civilians were wounded in the incident”, spokesperson of Nangarhar governor, Attaullah Khogyani told Ariana News.
According to the local official, the explosives had been placed in a Zarang type motorcycle and the vehicle exploded through a remote control instrument in the area.
He further noted that all the wounded people have already been transferred to the provincial hospital in Jalalabad City.
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