President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has ordered the deployment of further reinforcements in Ghazni amid ongoing sporadic clashes in Ghazni city.

“Tonight I chaired the Commander in Chief’s emergency meeting to take stock of the situation in Ghazni Province. In the meeting I spoke with the Provincial Governor, Commander of 203rd Thunder Corps, and Provincial Police and NDS Chiefs,” President Ghani said late on Sunday night.

He said the mentioned officials briefed me about the developing military and humanitarian situation in the city and the province.

According to President Ghani, after detailed review of the reports, the meeting decided that in order to consolidate operational gains, further reinforcements should be dispatched to the province on urgent basis.

This comesa as the Afghan Army Chief of Staff Gen. Sharif Yaftali told reporters on Sunday that the situation would change in Ghazni over the next two days and the Highway#1 will be reopened for the traffic and people.

He said the main reason behind the slowdown in clearance operations and elimination of the terrorists is to prevent the civilian casualties and harm to the public welfare compounds.

Gen. Yaftali further added that the militants did not have the capability to launch a major attack on Ghazni city but the recent attack was carried out with the support of the militants from Helmand, Zabul, Paktia, and Paktika provinces.

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