ANDSF take all measurements including establishment of new security posts and military bases in order to provide a peaceful environment for the people. Locals and officials believe that the new military bases and security posts in Kot and Achin of the Eastern Nangarhar province will remarkably improve security and prevent return of terrorists to the areas cleared during recent military operations.
Brig Gen. Mohammad Naseem Sangeen, Commander of 201 Selab Corps 4th Brigade, told Sada-e-Azadi, locations for permanent security posts and military bases were selected through consultation with locals, elders and experienced security officials.
“Construction of military bases in Kot and Achin districts are ongoing. Inshallah, in presence of brave security forces, the enemy will not dare to come here again. The terrorist groups are heavily supressed here.”
He thanked people for supporting their security forces which resulted in expanding the peaceful environment for living, development projects and delivering essential services to the residents.
“We will never let the enemies of Afghanistan to harm our peace likers’ countrymen. As people supported their security forces in fighting against terrorists, security forces will also not leave them alone”, he insisted.
District Chief of Kot, Sayed Rahman Mohmand, stated that cruel acts of terrorists against the innocent locals are unforgettable.
He said: “More than forty thousand locals displaced to other districts due to presence and unpleasant activities of Daesh affiliates. The terrorist groups performed inhuman and anti-Islamic deeds in order to harm Muslims and defame the holy Islam.”
He added that unity among security forces and locals created an unbreakable force against terrorists. “Inshallah, the permanent bases will play more vitally an important role not only in ensuring security but also in improvement of unity and coordination among people and security forces. Most people were concerned that terrorists will return but establishment of the security bases gave reassurance to the locals to live without fear in their villages.”
According to a tribal elder from Achin district, Mirza Khan, the permanent bases mean stable peace for them.
He said: “The bases have been established in very important locations. The ways through which terrorists were getting logistical support have been blocked by the construction of the security posts and bases.”