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ALP members storm Badakhshan governor’s house, 6 injured

ALP members storm Badakhshan governor’s house, 6 injured

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Oct 07, 2017 - 14:02

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A large number of Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces stormed the governor’s house of northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday, leaving six people including three national policemen injured and governor’s office destroyed, officials said.

Around a hundred of ALP personnel belonged to Warduj district of the province and currently based in Baharak district stormed the governor’s house this morning.

The ALP forces beat and injured six workers including three national police personnel of the governor’s house and took away three mobile phones of the officers recording the scene.

The angry ALP forces claimed that one of their colleagues was killed and three others wounded when Taliban attacked their post in Baharak district last night.

Despite the Afghan national police and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were stationed close to the ALP forces, they did not provide support in clash against the Taliban, claimed the ALP personnel who attacked the governor house.

They said that the governor of Badakhshan had several times promised in the last two years to launch a clearing operation in Warduj district, but he did not remain committed to his promises. The governor should resign or would be faced again with such attacks, they warned.

A Pajhwok Afghan News correspondent present on the occasion said that the ALP forces were angry and they refused to talk to media. The governor was not present at his office at the time of attack, he said.

Mulavi Mohayuddin, a local elder, said that Afghan and foreign Taliban militants provided safe havens for themselves in Warduj district and they forced people to arrange money and food for them. Those who refused to do so had to face severe punishment, he said.

He added that the government did nothing so far on the issue and the negligence sparked the public and ALP forces anger.

The ALP forces storm was broken with the mediation of local elders and Warduj police chief, but they warned to repeat their action if the governor did not resign and clearing operation in Warduj district not launched.

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