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Foreign as well as govt elements involved in mounting insecurity in north: Official

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A number of elements inside and outside the government are involved in mounting insecurity in Afghanistan’s north, said an official.

Assadullah Khoram, a member of the Provincial Council of Sar-e-Pul province, said that a number of elements inside the government and some foreign countries are responsible for spreading insecurity in the northern provinces of Afghanistan.

“The Taliban are intentionally brought to Afghanistan’s north. A number of individuals inside the government and some foreign countries, particularly neighboring states, are in the quest to mount insecurity in the northern province of the country,” he added. However, Khuram didn’t mention names of the individuals involved in the conspiracy.

He said that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as Daesh, might replace the Taliban in Afghanistan.

“The mounting insecurity in the north is aimed at finding foothold for the terrorist groups to spread their activities to the China and Central Asian region,” Radio Azadi quoted Khoram as saying.

Khoram expressed his deep concerns over rising insecurity in Sar-e-Pul and said that it has been more than a year that Kohistanat district of the province is under the siege of the Taliban and the militant group holds control of some areas in the center and districts of the province.

He urged the government to conduct a large-scale military offensive against militants in Sar-e-Pul.

In the meantime, the chief of Aqcha district of northern Jawzjan province, Rahmatullah Hashar, said that some individuals have helped Taliban to launch attacks in Afghanistan’s north. He added that the government in cooperation with people should fight against the militant group. “More than 400 insurgents including foreigners had attacked the district,” Hashar said, adding that 47 militants have been killed in the fighting.

The remarks came at a time that recently the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that Afghan security forces have beaten back the Taliban assaults in most parts of the country.

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