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Afghan forces controlling 90 % security matters

01 February, 2013

KABUL: Lauding the capabilities of Afghan security forces, the Kandahar police chief General Abdul Raziq said Thursday they had been controlling ninety percent of security affairs in the province.

Addressing a press conference in Kandahar, General Abdul Raziq said the law and order of the province had improved as compared to the past due to cooperation of the area people and increased capabilities of the Afghan security.

He said the Afghan forces were controlling security situation in most districts and remote areas of the province after the withdrawal of foreign troops.

Expressing satisfaction over the performance of Afghan Local Police, he said: “The deployment of Afghan Local Police in Panjwai, Arghandab, Shah Wali Kot and Maroof districts would soon see completion, bringing improvement in the security situation of remote areas.”

Talking of shrink in the number of Taliban fighters in Kandahar, General Abdul Raziq said: “The number of Taliban and other armed opponents has decreased in the province manifold. According to some reports, there number was 1500 in the past but now its only 200. The number would further decrease.'

He asked the people to inform security organs in case of any mistreatment by the security forces with the citizens.

He said six armed opponents were killed and 16 suspects were arrested in operations in some districts of Kandahar city.

The Taliban have not said anything about the statement of Kandahar police chief so far.

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