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Janikhel district on brink of collapse: Paktia officials

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Hundreds of Taliban insurgents launched vast attacks on the Janikhel district of eastern Paktia province, where heavy clashes underway between Afghan security forces and the Taliban insurgents, provincial official said Wednesday.

“The clashes are ongoing two kilometers from the center of Janikhel. If supporting troops are not sent into the district as soon as possible, the district will fall into the hands of the Taliban,” District Governor Abdul Rahman Solamal told TOLONews.

Currently, the Afghan security forces are in fight with the Taliban and other insurgent outfits in 14 out of 34 provinces of Afghanistan.

Janikhel district is sharing borders with Pakistan, where some parts of the district has long been remain insecure. The government forces yet to restore peace and stability there.

In the past, a number of tribal elders in southeastern Paktia province said that difference between the two leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG) have created several challenges, adding that the government also lacks a comprehensive security policy.

“If the situation prevailed, more provincial capitals will fall to the Taliban militants,” Pacha Khan Zadran a prominent tribal elder said in that time.

He furthered the leaders have neglected important national issues and remain focused on their personal gains, which have deteriorated the security situation in the country and there is no end to the people’s suffering.

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