The Afghan government established the new Command of the Joint Forces in a bid to root out the terror cells and criminal gangs in Kabul.

Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, said the new Command of the Joint Forces will root out the scattered cells of the terrorist groups as well as criminal networks in the capital.

This comes as criminal incidents are on the rise parallel to terrorist attacks in Kabul city.

The militants carried out numerous attacks in Kabul city lately including an attack in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan mosque located in the diplomatic part of the city.

The explosion killed a prominent religious figure Mawlavi Ayaz Niazi who was also serving as the prayer leader of the mosque, sparking an outcry on domestic and international level.


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