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Positive change soon in Helmand security: Barmak

Positive change soon in Helmand security: Barmak

Sep 11, 2017 - 21:12

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Mohammad Wais Barmak on Monday said positive change would come soon in the security situation of southern Helmand province.

Barmak told a meeting in Lashkargah, the provincial capital, he visited Helmand to review the security situation and identify problems that needed urgent solution.

The minister promised to resolve police related issues in Helmand, which would help the overall security of the province.

Barmak, who recently took over as interior minister, promised elimination of corruption from police ranks. He spent the day in Lashkargah and returned to Kabul in the evening.

Baghran, Dishu, Musa Qala, Nawzad, Khanshin and Sangin districts of Helmand have been under Taliban’s control. The group also controls areas in Nad Ali, Washir, Marja, Nawa, Garamser districts and Lashkargah.