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Residents concerned over Daesh presence in Laghman

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The residents of eastern Laghman province had expressed concerns over presence of Daesh fighters in the province and urged the security officials to take notice of the issue.

According to the TOLOnews, the residents said that threats in Qarghaee district are mostly due to presence of Daesh fighters. They said the district was one of the secure districts and it was called the “district of peace” by the locals. However, the district has become insecure now.

Shayesta Gul, a resident of Laghman, said that there was a group of people who wore black outfits and were harassing the locals.

Another resident of the province, Hakim Khan, said that Daesh has started their activities in different parts of Qarghaee district and the province, saying it has raised the residents’ concerns about the growing presence of the group.

Without pointing and commenting on the presence of Daesh in the province, the Qarghaee district chief Sadullah Behbud said that the insurgents were trying to destabilize the eastern province.

Behbud said that the residents are united against the terrorist group.

Meanwhile, the Laghman’s governor spokesman Sarhadi Zwak denied the presence of the Daesh group in the province, saying that the Daesh fighters do not have any activity in the province.

However, the residents asked the government for security measures to prevent the Daesh fighters from making inroads in the province.