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Public reps concerned at insecurity in Kunduz City

Public reps concerned at insecurity in Kunduz City

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Jun 21, 2017 - 14:34

KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Provincial Council (PC) members have voiced concern over the deteriorating security situation in northern Kunduz province. They also assailed the officials concerned for unable to improve the situation.

Amruddin Wali, head of the PC, told reporters that murder incidents had surged dramatically over the past 10 days. Innocent people were being killed mysteriously in the Kunduz City and areas around the police headquarters.

He accused police and the National Directorate of Security (NDS) of having failed to bring stability to the province. “We are concerned at the security situation in the past 10 days. Police and commoners are being killed mysteriously.”

Wali claimed the killing of one or two people daily had become a normal practice in Kunduz City. He said police and intelligence agencies should acknowledge their failure.

Safiullah Amiri, a provincial council member, also expressed his dismay over the lax attitude of security officials towards. “Two days back, Agha Jan killed a young man near the NDS headquarters.’

“Two more people were killed 100 metres from the police station in the first police district. This shows the weakness of security institutions in the province,” the public representative maintained.

On the other hand, police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameedi also acknowledged an increase in crimes and terrorist attacks in Kunduz City. However, he said efforts were ongoing to normalize the situation.

“We acknowledge crimes do happen in society. We have made arrests and 190 cases and criminals have been referred to the attorney office,” he pointed out.

nh/mud

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