The activists of Helmand peace march who arrived to Kabul earlier last week have criticized the Taliban group for their silence regarding the peace efforts and the demands they have made for reconciliation.
The Helmand peace march activists issued a statement after the Taliban group failed to respond to their demands regarding peace, despite the group was given three days to respond regarding the ongoing efforts for peace.
The statement further added that the Hemand peace march is an independent movement which has risen from among the people and the activists of the movement walked all the way from Helmand to Kabul, covering almost 700 kilometers, in support of peace.
The Helmand peace march activists have repeatedly shared their demands with the parties involved in the ongoing conflict, the statement, said, adding that their demands were publicly accepted by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and subsequently announced the government’s willingness to extend ceasefire for another one month.
At least 29 people, including soldiers, were wounded in a car bomb explosion in Lashkargah, capital of Helmand province on Monday evening, local officials said on Monday.
Omar Zuwak, the spokesman for the Helmand governor, has said that among those wounded in the blast 12 are security personnel. The blast killed at least one military officer, he said.
In eastern Afghanistan, a bomb loaded on a motorcycle targeted the commander of Afghan Local Police (ALP) Babrai. Ten people were wounded in the explosion that followed. The blast occurred in Sorubi district of the province.
Another ALP commander Darya Khan Talash confirmed that the attack happened while Babrai was riding a motorcycle in Surobi bazar.
“Babrai and three of his guards and six civilians were wounded in the blast,” he said.
The Afghan government has brought changes in the security command of Helmand, a relatively volatile province in southern Afghanistan which witnessed a deadly attack last week, leaving scores of people dead.
The changes in the security command includes appointment of General Ghulam Daud Tarakhel as the commander of the 505th police zone of Helmand and appointment of General Abdul Ghafar Safi as the police chief of Helmand.
Senior deputy interior minister for security General Murad Ali Murad said the changes were made on the recommendations of the ministry of interior and approval of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
Lieutenant Gen. Sher Aziz Kamawal said a group of militants attacked the district governor’s office and set fire to parts of the building.
A group of Taliban militants attacked the district governor’s office in Takhar’s Khwaja Bahawuddin district on Thursday night and set fire to the district building, sources from the province said.
However, the commander of north-eastern police zone, Lieutenant General Sher Aziz Kamawal said in a statement on Friday that a group of militants attacked the district governor’s office and set fire to parts of the building.
Kamawal said the militants were pushed back by security forces after they arrived at the area.