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Security forces capable of foiling any type of militant attacks: Ulumi

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Following insecurity in parts of the country – particularly in northern provinces, the Interior Minister, Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi, on Wednesday said the security forces are capable of thwarting any kind of attack by militants, and there is not threawt that any province will fall to insurgents.

Ulumi told a session in Kabul that militants will never be able to pose a permanent threat to any province, adding that Afghan security forces are able to foil any type of attack if properly equipped.

“We are well aware of the situation. Afghan forces are in the driving seat and there is no threat that any province will fall to militants,” he noted.

He said that press Afghans have learned after three decades of war that they want peace and there is no room for conflicts and insecurity in the country.

He said militants have not succeeded in reaching their goals. “The militants have tried to show their presence in some parts of the country but they have failed in north, south, east and west.

According to him, militants are moving constantly when they face military operations by Afghan security forces. “They move to north when they come under pressure in north and vice versa,” he added.

He continued to say that that security forces have succeeded in taking back control of a northern areas seized by the Taliban – only hours after they fall to rebels.

He said that local anti-government militants are those who are not happy with the system.

He also hinted that Afghanistan has never allowed its soil to be used against any other country. “Afghan government has been successful in this regard and has the support of the international community,” he remarked.

There have been constant attacks by the Taliban and other militant groups in northern Afghanistan over the past few months there that often resulted in collapse of districts, which were then retaken by security forces.

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