Ghani Approves Annual Security Plan Amid Rising Insecurity

The Afghan government on Tuesday announced that President Ashraf Ghani has approved the security plan for the current solar year as conflicts are intensifying between security forces and Taliban in different parts of the country.

The National Security Council said in a statement that the plan, named Khalid Security Plan, is aimed at boosting security across the country particularly the security of urban areas and highways.

As well as, the plan is aimed at suppressing the enemy, recognizing vulnerable areas in terms of threats by militants, ensuring the safety of upcoming presidential elections, preventing civilian casualties and better deploying of forces.

This comes as government figures show that almost 45,000 members of Afghan National Defense and Security Forces lost their lives in the past four years under the National Unity Government.

Meanwhile, clashes have intensified in northern, northeastern and southern parts of the country as the weather is changing.

In a recent incident on Monday night, at least eight members of the Afghan police were killed in an attack by the Taliban in northern Balkh province.

The announcement of the security plan comes amid the increasing efforts for peace by the Afghan government and its international allies including the United States.

In a report released in February, the United Nations said the organization has documented 3,804 civilian deaths, including 927 children, in 2018.

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