Defense, Interior Ministers brief media on current situation in Ghazni city

The Ministers of Interior and Defense briefed the media regarding the current situation of the provincial capital of Ghazni province after four days of intense battle.

Defense Minister Bahrami said additional forces have arrived in Ghazni city and more troops have been mobilized from the other province as well to clear the city from the presence of the militants.

Bahrami further added that senior security officials including the Afghan Army Chief of Staff Gen. Sharif Yaftali are in Ghazni city at the moment, leading the clearance operations against the Taliban.

He assured that the security situation in Ghazni city would change in the next 24 hours.

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Operations will be launched to reopen closed voting centers

Large-scale operations will be launched in a bid to re-open the closed polling stations across the country, said the Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak on Wednesday.

Insecurity is a major challenge in front of the upcoming parliamentary and district council election which are scheduled to be held on October 20.

According to officials, more than 1,000 voting centers have been closed with hundreds more are under high-security threats in the country.

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