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Bigwigs support illegal armed groups in north

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KABUL: Head of Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) has expressed his concerned over increasing of illegal armed groups in the northern Afghanistan, which has been supported by the political parties and influential figures.

General Abdul Manan Abid head of the DIAG said the Illegal armed groups have threatening security situations in the north and have been violated the rule of law.

Initially, there were only 500 illegal armed groups, but now it has reached to 2,500 which is a great matter of concern.

“At first three years the DIAG has disbanded over 185 IAG in 18 districts of north zone and clear the area from them. But unfortunately, as the security situation worsen the group increased to five times than before,” he said.

General Abid said they have seized over 300 different types of weapons in Faryab, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, Jawzjan and Samangan provinces.

Moreover, Chief of Intelligence of Balkh Province, General Abdulrazaq Qaderi said he handed over more than 138 different types of weapons to the DIAG in the ongoing year.

He said weapons were seized by security forces from criminals and illegal armed groups and individuals. “Today we submitted about 20 types of weapons to the DIAG and arrested 22 people in connection to these illegal weapons.” The weapons have taken from criminals that were making hurdler to the residents, and committed armed robbers, he said.

General Abid said there would be more insecurity if the numbers of illegal armed groups continue increasing.

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