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Security Leaders Under Fire Over Spike In Casualty Toll

A number of MPs and former military officers said the lack of cooperation is the main reason behind the high casualty toll among soldiers. 

Serious concerns have been raised over the spike in deaths on the battlefield of security forces after reports indicated that in the past two weeks over 170 ANSF members were killed around the country

In addition dozens more have been wounded or captured by insurgents, government sources said.

Sources say that in the last 15 days, 173 security force members were killed in Takhar, Kunduz, Farah, Helmand, Paktia and Nimroz provinces of whom nine were Special Forces. 

A number of MPs and former military officers have blasted leaders of security departments over the alleged lack of cooperation between them, which they claim has led to this sharp rise in fatalities.

According to them, if security departments fail to cooperate with each other and manage the situation properly, the war will only get worse.

“I think the situation will deteriorate if the defense, intelligence and interior departments do not cooperate and manage the situation,” former military officer, Ahmad Shah Sangdil said. 

“We are worried about the next fighting season,” said MP Fatima Aziz. 

“Government should use all its forces to eliminate the insurgent groups,” MP Abdul Rahim Rahin said. 

This comes after President Ashraf Ghani said at a recent ceremony to mark National Soldier Day  that solid cooperation is being seen among the security institutions.

“I congratulate defense and interior ministers and head of the National Directorate of Security for the best cooperation they have made,” Ghani said at the time. 

Defense ministry meanwhile said in the recent clashes around the country, the Taliban suffered more fatalities than the Afghan security forces. 

Defense ministry deputy spokesman Mohammad Radmanesh said their ongoing operations in some provinces have been making good progress. 

“Our operations are ongoing in Nangarahr, Kunar, Parwan, Ghazni, Kandahar, Zabul, Farah, Badghis, Faryab, Nimroz and Helmand provinces and we have made good achievements,” said Radmanesh. 

According to the defense ministry, currently 11 districts are under the control of the Taliban and over 30 districts and 12 provinces face high security threats. 

Afghanistan

Security Leaders Under Fire Over Spike In Casualty Toll

A number of MPs and former military officers said the lack of cooperation is the main reason behind the high casualty toll among soldiers. 

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Serious concerns have been raised over the spike in deaths on the battlefield of security forces after reports indicated that in the past two weeks over 170 ANSF members were killed around the country

In addition dozens more have been wounded or captured by insurgents, government sources said.

Sources say that in the last 15 days, 173 security force members were killed in Takhar, Kunduz, Farah, Helmand, Paktia and Nimroz provinces of whom nine were Special Forces. 

A number of MPs and former military officers have blasted leaders of security departments over the alleged lack of cooperation between them, which they claim has led to this sharp rise in fatalities.

According to them, if security departments fail to cooperate with each other and manage the situation properly, the war will only get worse.

“I think the situation will deteriorate if the defense, intelligence and interior departments do not cooperate and manage the situation,” former military officer, Ahmad Shah Sangdil said. 

“We are worried about the next fighting season,” said MP Fatima Aziz. 

“Government should use all its forces to eliminate the insurgent groups,” MP Abdul Rahim Rahin said. 

This comes after President Ashraf Ghani said at a recent ceremony to mark National Soldier Day  that solid cooperation is being seen among the security institutions.

“I congratulate defense and interior ministers and head of the National Directorate of Security for the best cooperation they have made,” Ghani said at the time. 

Defense ministry meanwhile said in the recent clashes around the country, the Taliban suffered more fatalities than the Afghan security forces. 

Defense ministry deputy spokesman Mohammad Radmanesh said their ongoing operations in some provinces have been making good progress. 

“Our operations are ongoing in Nangarahr, Kunar, Parwan, Ghazni, Kandahar, Zabul, Farah, Badghis, Faryab, Nimroz and Helmand provinces and we have made good achievements,” said Radmanesh. 

According to the defense ministry, currently 11 districts are under the control of the Taliban and over 30 districts and 12 provinces face high security threats. 

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