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Government tightens security during Independence Day celebrations

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epa06809135 Afghan security officials stand guard during the Eid al-Fitr in Hereat, Afghanistan, 15 June 2018. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the three day festival marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In most countries it is observed on 15th of June while others will observe it on the 16th of June depending on the lunar calendar. Eid al-Fitr is one of the two major holidays in Islam. The Taliban announced on 09 June a ceasefire in Afghanistan for three days, starting from the beginning of Eid, the festival which marks the end of Ramadan. EPA-EFE/JALIL REZAYEE

By: Raiszada

It is determined that 100th anniversary of the country’s Independence Day is marked across the country on Monday, Afghan security organs have assured Afghans of full preparation for maintaining better security during the respective day.
A spokesperson to the ministry of interior Nasrat Rahimi in an interview with The Kabul Times correspondent said Afghan security forces in close cooperation with the intelligence and defense organs have made joint and regular security plans for better maintaining of security during celebration of 100th anniversary of the country’s Independence Day.
“Based on the plan, we will make efforts to pay particular attention to areas where possible threats are in high level,” Rahimi said, stressing that the ministry of interior has always made effort to conduct clearing operations in areas facing with security threats as operations are still ongoing in areas and provinces facing with possible threats posed by armed Taliban insurgents.
Considering role of Afghan citizens in maintaining better security as significant, the MoI spokesperson said: “Our citizens and countrymen should be cooperative with ANDSF in particular Afghan national police forces and share any suspicious activities with police as close cooperation of the people is one of principal factors in maintaining security in the country.”
Meanwhile, officials for the ministry of defense have considered maintaining security of the 100th anniversary of Independence Day as the ministry’s top priorities say Afghan National Army forces have taken all necessary preparations for better maintaining security of the day.
“Our ANA forces have kicked off military operations to prevent from possible attacks of the armed Taliban insurgent group in various parts of the country where we have good achievements,” said Rohullah Ahmadzai, a spokesperson to the ministry of defense.
He added that the ministry of defense in close cooperation and coordination of intelligence and ANP forces were working day and night to provide better security for the Afghan people across the country.
Afghan security officials stressed that Afghanistan as an independent country in the region has felt continued threats posed by terrorist groups in the country, asking regional countries and the international community to cooperate with Afghanistan in counter terrorism effort.
A number of military experts and ordinary Afghan citizens in interviews with The Kabul Times correspondent while asking the country’s defense and security organs for maintaining better security all the time rather than special occasions say security is one of the most significant factor in a society; therefore, the government should seriously focus on it.
“Undoubtedly, the people of Afghanistan need security from any nation in the world as continued war in the country has brought them nothing except destruction, migration and poverty,” said an Afghan political expert Ali Rahmani.
He considered role of the ordinary people in maintaining of security as effective, asking the people to be cooperative with ANDSF in maintaining better security in the country.
It is worth mentioning that Afghans are fully supporting the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces as they are working day and night to provide better security to the people.

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.