The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has rejected reports suggesting that a number of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) commanders and forces who have not been paid for the past 3 months have started selling their weapons and ammunition to Taliban.
A statement released by MoI said the individuals who claim to be members of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) in fact belong to local militia forces who picked up arms against the Taliban militants following a public uprising.
The statement further added that the militia forces who claim to be members of ALP forces, do not have any identity within the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces.
MoI admitted that some delays in the payment of salaries of security guards who are escorting the transportation convoys, but said the issue has been resolved.
The ministry also added that the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces are receiving their salaries on exact time on monthly basis, and that there was no disruption in the payment process.