Afghan forces aiming at securing parliamentary election

19:50, June 23, 2010      

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Over 300,000 Afghan security forces in collaboration with the NATO-led forces will ensure security for Afghanistan's second parliamentary election scheduled for September 18 this year, Spokesman of Afghan Defense Ministry Zahir Azimi said Wednesday. "Over 300,000 Afghan National Security Forces would be deployed across the country to ensure security for the upcoming elections," Azimi told a joint press conference with spokesman of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) General Josef Blotz here.

Azimi also said that Afghan and international forces have launched over 25 military and cleanup operations across the county over the past three months in which 592 various kind of weapons and over 275,000 ammunitions were sized by joint forces.

Militancy and conflicts have been on constant rise since spring as both Taliban and NATO-led forces have vowed to achieve before winter as spring and summer are traditionally known as fighting season in Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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