August 15, 2018

President Ghani calls emergency meeting after deadly Jalalabad attack

By Khaama Press - Wed Aug 01 2018, 2:05 pm

President Mohammad Ashraf on Wednesday chaired an emergency meeting of the senior government and security officials after yesterday’s deadly attack on Refugees and Repatriation Directorate in Jalalabad city.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said President Ghani chaired an emergency meeting today to discuss ways for the improvement of the security situation of Nangarhar province.

The statement further added that Nangarhar’s governor Hayatullah Hayat, 201st Silab Corps Commander, Nangarhar Security Chief and the Intelligence Chief of the province had also participated in the meeting via video teleconference.

The provincial government, military, and intelligence officials said the ISIS terrorist group has been hardly suppressed in Nangarhar province and the loyalists of the terror group have increased the focus of their attacks on Jalalabad city to compensate their losses.

They also shared their recommendations for the betterment of the security situation of Nangarhar province, ARG Palace added.

In his turn, President Ghani once again expressed grief regarding the death of tribal elder Haji Hayat Kan and the recent attacks that have claimed the lives of ordinary people and instructed the relevant authorities to assist with the families of the victims and treatment of the wounded civilians.

He said the Afghan army will work with the police forces to help improve the security of the province and the army forces will continue to assist with the security of the province until Special Units of the Police have been deployed.

The Afghan Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali also informed regarding the formation of the regional army and their deployment to Nangarhar province.

According to ARG Palace, President Ghani instructed the security officials of Nangarhar to step up efforts to ensure security of the government institutions and it was decided that short term, mid term, and long term precautions should be put in place for the betterment of security of Nangarhar.

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