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1000s flee homes as Daesh unleashes terror in Nangarhar

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Nearly 24,000 families have been displaced from Achin, Debhala and Naizan districts of eastern Nangarhar province to flee Daesh (ISIS) violence, said officials.

The provincial governor, Saleem Khan Kunduzi said that Daesh militants violence have forced thousands of families in the province to leave their houses. He said that the displaced families are in severe need of humanitarian assistance.

According to Nangarhar internally displaced people (IDPs) organization, at least 18,000 IDPs are in urgent need of humanitarian aid.

The displaced families said that they haven’t received any assistance from the government and welfare organizations so far. Condemning ISIS violence in the province, the IDPs said that the terrorist group was hell-bent on killing innocent civilians in the province. They also come hard on the government for not taking action to ensure safety of people in the province.

Head of Nangarhar IDPs organization, Ghulam Haidar Faqirzai, said that the figure of the displaced families have recently raised to 24,000 from 20,000.

However, Nangarhar governor denied the figures and said that the number was 10,000 to 14,000 families.

He said that the concerned organizations should conduct a survey to find out the accurate number of the displaced families.