The Interior Ministry said it has set up a special unit to monitor checkpoints in Kabul. Officials of this unit say they will mount night patrols tasked with preventing armed robberies and monitoring the activities of the security forces.
“Whoever wants to compromise security, our message to them is not to try--they cannot, inshallah,” said Mawlawi Shirahmad Rouhani, deputy director general of internal security of the Ministry of Interior.
According to officials, the 500-strong unit is equipped with advanced military weapons and for the past two weeks has have been conducting patrols to ensure the security of the people and to monitor the checkpoints and security areas of Kabul.
“Security has improved in the area and the checkpoints are quite regular. You have seen that in heavy rain and cold weather, even in the Pul-e-Charkhi area, there are soldiers who ensure the security of the people,” said Mawlawi Ahmad, commander of the internal operations unit of the Ministry of Interior.
“Here we have created checkpoints and we are working to ensure the safety and security of the people,” said Samiullah, a member of the Islamic Emirate forces.
Meanwhile, residents of Kabul consider the launch of this unit useful for improving security and they urged the Islamic Emirate to prevent serious crimes in Kabul.
“These checkpoints are good, they are effective, the more checkpoints mean better security,” said a Kabul resident.
“Since the Islamic Emirate's takeover, the security is good and we do not have any problems,” said a driver in Kabul.
In the meantime, security officials said they are working to ensure the safety of the citizens.
“We work to ensure security, we monitor our checkpoints so they are up to standards, and the people can sleep comfortably,” said Abdul Qahir Abu Bakr, commander of police district 15.