The presidential palace warned local media in a released letter, that the use of camera drones near Arg is prohibited.

Government Media and Information Center (GMIC) has recently sent a letter refraining from the flight of media’s drone camera inside and around the presidential palace.

The letter stated that drones are prevented due to security considerations and possible enemy attacks. It noted that such camera drones are an easy means of photography, but can be used to target protected areas, it is a potential bombing tool for “enemy”.

GMIC warned that if drones have been seen around the palace, the Directorate of Palace Security and protection will take action to drop the cameras.

National Directorate of Security (NDS), confirmed the use of drones as warring tools by the “enemy”.

NDS previously said that the Taliban targeted the Afghan Forces through the utilization of the drones.

Earlier, for the First time drones were used in Iraq and Syria by ISIS members, and woefully the drone bombing technic was shared among other terrorist groups. 

Two months ago, Ahmad Zia Siraj, head of National Directorate of Security indicated to Wolesi Jirga (Lower House) that drones are openly traded in markets mainly for photography. 

But he stressed that efforts are being made to prevent the import of “assumedly” dangerous small drones.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.