Acting interior minister in Kunduz

Acting interior minister in Kunduz leading war against Taliban

Following collapse of six districts into hands of the Taliban in Kunduz, Abdul Satar Mirzakwal, acting minister of interior, has arrived in the northeastern province to lead the war against the militants, according to the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

In a meeting with security forces’ leaders in Kunduz, he reviewed how to station defense and security forces against the Taliban militants and instructed security authorities how to fill in the vacuums, the MoI said in a statement issued today.

The acting interior minister has stressed on strengthening further coordination and cooperation between security forces in countering any terrorist attack.

The Taliban militants have overrun a total of seven districts in the province since June 13. The fallen districts are namely Dasht-e-Archi, Qalay-i-Zal, Imam Sahib, Char Dara, Gul Tapa, Khanabad, and Aliabad districts.

However, the defense and security forces reclaimed Aliabad district from the militants last Tuesday, June 22.

Now, the militants control six of Kunduz’s eight districts.