Analysts and residents have said the situation at the moment is the worst it’s been in 17 years.
Govt Slammed Over Spike In Attacks
Residents and analysts across the country have slammed government over what they say is its inability to provide security to the people of the country.
This comes in the wake of a string of deadly attacks against civilians and military targets around the country - from Kabul, to Ghazni, Zabul, Faryab and Nangarhar.
Many people have said the situation is the worst it has been in 17 years, since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
Raising their voices against government, analysts and residents alike have called on the heads of the security agencies to resign.
“Unfortunately they (government leadership) are engaged in small political games, gang games and other very matters but government leaders are using even the current crises for its strategic goals to its benefit. It is actually painful,” said Ahmad Wali Massoud, a former diplomat and head of Massoud Foundation.
Other analysts said the situation will only get worse if government fails to address the gaps in security agencies in terms of management and intelligence.
“They seek help from Kabul even in small battles. When this spreads to the enemy, they become courageous,” said Assadullah Walwaji, an analyst.
People also listed their demands in terms of safety.
“Government officials should shoulder its responsibility properly. If they cannot they should pass it on to others,” a resident of Kabul said.
“The incumbent government signed a security pact with US when it was first established. How much safety has it provided to the people of Afghanistan?” asked another Kabul resident.
The comments come after a deadly suicide bombing targeted a training center in Kabul on Wednesday that killed as many as 48 civilians – mostly all students between the ages of 16 and 19.
This week has been a devastating week for Afghanistan. It started in the early hours of Friday morning when the Taliban attacked Ghazni City. This was followed by attacks by Taliban in Zabul, Faryab and Baghlan provinces.
Government sources said on Wednesday that over 70 security force members have been killed and dozens more wounded in battles on several fronts around the country including Baghlan, Zabul and Kandahar provinces between Tuesday and Wednesday.
A police source in Baghlan said that at least 35 Afghan National Army (ANA) officers and ten policemen were killed when the Taliban launched an attack on a military base in Baghlan-e-Markazi district.
The Taliban launched the attack on Tuesday night on Allawuddin Base in Baghlan-e-Markazi district which resulted in the death of at least 35 ANA officers and ten police personnel, said the police source.
Security sources in Kandahar, a province in southern Afghanistan, have said that the Taliban launched an attack on police forces in Arghandab on Tuesday which resulted in the death of over 18 Taliban fighters and 13 police personnel.
According to security officials, over 100 security force members were killed during the recent Taliban attack on Ghazni.