Kunar Wants Better Weapons to Respond to Shelling
[Tolo News] The governor of Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
said that the continued shelling of districts close to the Pak border require a response, but the Afghan cops are too poorly equipped.
Governor Fazlullah Wahidi has raised the matter of an ongoing cross-border shelling from Pakistain for almost two years, without much attention given to it by Kabul until recent months.
some people cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go...
Wahidi stepped up his warnings of worsening security on Saturday and is now calling for the Afghan cops to be better armed to retaliate to the attacks.
"We have a complete security force, but we don't have the improved weapons to react back," he told TOLOnews, adding that the shellings pose a major threat for the province.
"We have control in the districts and there is security to some extent – schools are open – but insecurity is increasing because of the shelling attacks from outside, and still the foreign security forces are not cooperating with us to solve it," he said.
Wahidi urged those countries which have signed the strategic long term deals with Afghanistan to take action and protect the provinces or the Afghan people will lose their trust in such agreements.
Kunar province is where the Pakistain government claimed this week that Mullah Fazlullah
...son-in-law of holy man Sufi Mohammad. Known as
Mullah FM, Fazlullah had the habit of grabbing his FM mike when the mood struck him and bellowing forth sermons. Sufi suckered the Pak govt into imposing Shariah on the Swat Valley and then stepped aside whilst Fazlullah and his Talibs imposed a reign of terror on the populace like they hadn't seen before, at least not for a thousand years or so. For some reason the Pak intel services were never able to locate his transmitter, much bomb it. After ruling the place like a conquered province for a year or so, Fazlullahs Talibs began gobbling up more territory as they pushed toward Islamabad, at which point as a matter of self-preservation the Mighty Pak Army threw them out and chased them into Afghanistan...
– an bad turban leader suspected of ordering the shooting of Pak schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai – is living.
Pakistain Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khan last weekend asked for US help to get Mullah Fazlullah extradited back to Pakistain for his involvement in the shooting as well as directing numerous attacks against the Pak military.
Islamabad claimed to have shared its intelligence dossier on the Mullah with Kabul and Isaf, saying that he is located in the Kamadesh and Chapa Dara districts in the border provinces of Nuristan and Kunar.
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