Insecurity, soaring crime graph worry Kunduz residents

Sunday, 18 June 2017 03:34 Written by  Heart of Asia Read 87 times

Most residents of northern Kunduz province, concerned over a surge in crimes, have asked police and other institutions to improve the security situation.

 

Rabbani Rabbani, a provincial council member, said seven incidents of target killing had happened in Kunduz City in the past one week. He added the situation was terrible, giving residents cause for concern.

He said the presence of armed groups, surge in crimes and targeted killing had made the residents worried.

Jannat Gul, the resident of Kunduz City, expressed concern over the fresh incidents of violence in the central area of the city and accused security officials for their failure.

He said: “Mysterious murder cases have taken place in the city in the past one week but the perpetrators could not be unearthed. We want the government to take steps for the security of citizens. If it cannot, then people could secure themselves.”

Police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameed claimed effective measures had been put in place for the safety of citizens. Progress had been made in the investigation of recent incidents of murder, he said.

“Crimes occur where people live and we don’t deny that. Police are doing all they can to control the situation. Individuals behind recent incidents of murder have been identified and would be captured soon,” he promised.