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Kabul citizens blame police for failing to maintain security

By: Shukria Kohistani

KAUBL: Kabul citizens have blame police, particularly the ministry of interior for failing to maintain security of the capital as recently the number of armed theft and the graph of crimes have hiked.
Mina a Kabul citizen said, armed men attacked her, punching her in the head and grabbing her smart-mobile phone in the most crowded Deh Afghanan area of the capital.
She said she still suffers the heavy fist pain in part of her head.
“I fell after receiving an errant fist punch in my head and got fainted at the spot and when recovered, I saw huge number of people around me, I found that this was thieves who beat me to take my mobile,” she told The Kabul Times.
She blamed the ministry of interior for failing to take security of the capital as according to her, the situation is worsening by each passing day.
Mina said in the past the Kabul security was not as deteriorated as it is now and the citizens don’t worry about explosive and suicide attacks as much as they do about growing armed robberies and criminal activities in the city.
Another Kabul citizen, Fawad whose mobile has also been taken away by two motorcycle riders near Shaheed Rabbani University, west of Kabul, said this is the weak point of police as they failed to properly take security of the citizens, despite less enemy activities in the capital.
Meanwhile, the ministry of interior has said that criminal activities have been restricted in the city and that up to 150 criminal cases are moderately being registered countrywide on the daily basis.
“The ring of criminal networks activities have eye-catchingly been restricted both in the capital and provinces of the country,” Nasrat Rahimi, the ministry’s spokesperson said.
He said targeted killings, armed theft and other criminal cases are among the cases police register daily and assured that the perpetrators were under strict persecution by the security officials.
Many people, including deputy Helmand provincial public work director and his guard were killed in Shahjoy district of Zabul province, and most heartbreakingly seven members of a family were killed by unknown armed men in the Jamal Mina area of Kabul few weeks ago.
Shabir Ahmad Kamavi, a religious scholars and member of the Afghanistan Independent Lawyers Association have also been killed in Karta-e-Naw area of the capital, while Noor Mohammad Arab, an advisor to the CE office was assassinated in northern Kunduz province.
Another religious scholar, Mawlavi Samiullah Raihan and another civilian have also been blown up by explosives placed under a mosque tribune and scores others injured in the incident took place in Masjid al Taqwa in Kabul.
Meantime, Faisal Sami, Deputy Secretary of the Mishrano Jirga has said that the enemy has changed its war strategy by targeting religious scholars. “These killings are very dangerous and impact negative on the people minds and we gravely worry about.”
He said unfortunately, security and detective forces of the country have no effective and resolute program for overcoming the incidents.
Not only ordinary people, but politicians and traders of the country are also expressing concern about the growing insecurities and said if the criminal and terrorist activities are not prevented, security situations will get further critical.

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