Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Policemen are Also Sons of this Soil

Referring to civilian casualties by foreign forces, once, perhaps on the day Osama Bin Laden was killed, President Hamid Karzai said that he has never complained and would never complain about the killing of police and national army. He wanted to say to the world and international community that if the police personnel and army soldiers are killed by the insurgents, this is because they are in uniform defending the country and protecting the people but it is not tolerable for Afghanistan to see the civilian casualties caused by the foreign forces during counter-insurgency operations or strikes.

It is really good to put pressure on the foreign forces to use maximum cautions to avoid civilian deaths, which continue to serve as a cause of public outrage in the country. But it is equally important and even more necessary to increase pressure on the Taliban militants that kill both civilians and police personnel and other security forces who are also the sons of this soil.

President Karzai may not complain or raise his voice about the martyrdom of police and national army soldiers by the Taliban militants and insurgents but he has to figure out measures to make sure that they do not continue to get killed just because of his ineffective leadership and his unproductive policy of reconciliation and reintegration, which has just emboldened the enemies that leave no stone unturned to cause or inflict as many casualties as possible.

On Monday May 09, 2011, about 6 police personnel were killed in Ghazni province. At least four other police personnel were wounded in the incident. The ongoing violence shows that Taliban are trying to use all what they have in their capacity to implement their spring offensive agenda. On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, hundreds of Taliban insurgents attacked security posts near Paroon, the capital of eastern Nuristan province, which borders Pakistan's Chitral district. The attack sparked a fierce battle between the police forces and the militants. According to reports nearly 400 insurgents attacked police posts in Chitrash and Koshtal areas. There is a pressing need to bring the ongoing violent situation under control. If the policy of appeasement and other form of weaknesses continues, the very "disgruntled brothers" will bring the situation under their control.