noorulhaq_ulumiNoorulhaq Ulumi the Minister of Interior arrived in Badakhshan on Thursday to review the security situation of the province.

Mr. Ulumi’s visit to Badakhshan occurs amid criticism of members of parliament for week administration and lack of cooperation among security agencies.

Around 250 insurgents attacked several security check posts in Jarum District of Badakhshan province early on Friday morning leaving at least 33 soldiers martyred, wounded and missing.

According to reports soldiers on the ground requested support for defense but did not receive it.

General Sher Mohammad Karimi, Chief of Army Staff accepted during a meeting with the Internal Security Committee of parliament that there are issues in the leadership which were the main cause behind casualties in Badakhshan.