The Special Forces of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) were deployed to Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, based on President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s orders.

The provincial government media office in a statement said governor Hayatullah Hayat has instructed the Special Forces to carry out special operations to eliminate the terrorists and their symphatizers from the city.

Governor Hayat said the Special Forces of the Ministry of Interior will work jointly with the security personnel of other institutions for the betterment of the security of Nangarhar.

The statement by the provincial government also added that the MoI Special Forces will also assist with the operations to restrict the movement of the vehicles with black tinted glass and vehicles without registration plates.

They will also conduct operations against the irresponsible armed individuals and other illegal activities in Jalalabad city based on the orders of provincial governor, the statement added.

This comes as the anti-government armed militants have increased their attacks in Jalalabad city during the recent months.

The recent wave of attacks in Jalalabad city forced President Ghani to call for an emergency meeting where he instructed the security officials to take immediate steps for the improvement of the security of Nangarhar.