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Amrullah Saleh (ehem. Leiter des National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan)

Security lapse in Kunduz: Bring culprits to justice, ex-NDS chief asks govt

“If manpower is needed, we are all ready to take up arms and fight against the Taliban insurgents in framework of Afghan security forces,” Amrullah Saleh

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The ex-Chief of National Directorate of Security (NDS), and leader of the Afghanistan Green Trend (AGT), Amrullah Saleh has called on the government to carry out investigation into Kunduz province tragedy and bring the perpetrators to the justice.

Talking to a gathering organized by Afghanistan Green Trend, Saleh said that Kunduz tragedy was a great human catastrophe and would never be forgotten in the coming years.

He said the government is responsible to kick of full investigation and identify those who showed negligence in their duties that caused the fall of Kunduz to the Taliban.

He said that the government should lodge complaint against the Taliban insurgents in the United Nation Security Council (UNSC). While blaming the government, he said that the government failed to formally relegate the Taliban brutalities to the UNSC.

Moreover, he called upon the international community to start thorough probe into the Kunduz attack, and asked them to put pressure on Pakistan in order to prevent Islamabad from supporting the Taliban insurgents. “We should not believe on false peace talks with the Taliban, and we will never forget the devastation caused by the Taliban and their brutality in Kunduz province,” he said.

Saleh furthered that if manpower is needed, they are all ready to take up arms and fight against the Taliban insurgents in the framework of Afghan security forces.

In a resolution the AGT asked the government officials who committed negligence to resign from their posts and urged the government to eliminate the Taliban insurgents.

Abdul Wodood Paiman, a member of the Wolesi Jirga (WJ) or Lower House of the Parliament, said that the time was ripe for Mujahidin (those who fought against the Soviet Union) to take weapons once again and stand beside Afghan forces to fight the Taliban insurgents in the country.

He termed public uprising against the Taliban important for having a stable government and said that it is the responsibility of all people to stand beside security agencies to protect their country and masses from Taliban attacks.

It is worth mentioning that after fall of Kunduz province, a number of ex-Jihaid leaders announced their readiness to join Afghan forces to tame insurgency in the country.

Moreover, President Ashraf Ghani said that those who want to support Afghan National Security Forces may join the forces formally under legal framework of security forces.

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