Security Heads Shun “Ethnic War” Claims

Security Heads Shun “Ethnic War” Claims

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14 Nov 2018

Chiefs of Afghanistan’s security institutions have rejected claims that the conflict in Uruzgan and Ghazni provinces have the nature of an “ethnic war”. They believe that regional countries and terrorists are trying to manipulate the battles in order for them to appear like this.

Interior minister Wais Ahmad Barmak expressed that regional intelligence agencies and insurgent groups are attempting to undermine government functioning.

On Wednesday, Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) summoned the heads of the security institutons to brief the MPs on the security situation in the country, particularly on Ghazni and Uruzgan provinces.

Currently battles are ongoing in Ghazni, Uruzgan, Faryab, Jawzjan, Sar-e-Pul, Kunduz, Badghis, Baghlan and some other areas, said Bahrami.

“To be honest, the level of threats is very high; the level of conspiracies against this country is also very high and the current facilities available to security and defense institutions is not enough to repel these threats,” said Bahrami.

Barmak also said that Afghanistan’s enemies are plotting “to bring us to our knees”.

“The enemies and supporters of enemies of the people of Afghanistan including the backers of terrorists have made their final plots to break our back,” said Barmak.