(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT Monitoring Desk
KABUL: In the wake of ongoing spring offensive, top Afghan
security brasses pledged of ensuring security and stability in the southern
The vowed has come despite the fact that the Taligan and
al-Qaeda members have strong connection and cooperation here.
Acting Defence Minister Asadullah Khalid, Acting Interior
Minister Masoud Andarabi and US-NATO Forces Commander Gen. Miller have visited restive
Ghazni province on Thursday to assess security situation, Pajhwok Afghan News
Addressing reporters late on Thursday, compared to other
provinces, more Taliban and al-Aaeda members were present in Ghazni.
'We have credible intelligence that more Alqaeda and
personnel of other outfits are present in Ghazni and their bodies often
remained on the battle ground,' he said.
Referring to a question that the Taliban want the Afghan
National Army (ANA) to be disintegrated, he said: 'We are fighting for peace
which honourable and ensure the protection of past 18-year achievements and the
ANA is intact, going nowhere,' he said.
Interior Minister pledged to ensure security in Ghazni,
adding that security situation had deteriorated and the Taliban suffered heavy
losses in recent clashes.