Local officials in Kandahar Province said on Saturday that they have created three new special police units – known as 01, 02 and 03—which will be under the leadership of provincial police headquarters and will conduct special operations.
Captain Sangin, commander of 02, operates in Kandahar city.
“As we begin our task, the security situation is not good in the city. We will provide security near to the police headquarters, and we will also take serious action against strongmen and those who have black glass in their vehicles,” said Sangin.
Zubair Ahmad, a member, said the special police unit has had have many achievements since they started operating.
“We face different people in the city--strongmen, smugglers, and others--we launch operations against them,” said Ahmad.
Abdul Ghani, another member of the special police units, said, “We prevent terrorists and other criminal events--that is our purpose.”
Meanwhile, Kandahar citizens say that the security has improved since these special units have started their jobs in Kandahar city.
Sher Ahmad, a citizen of Kandahar, said, “these new units have worked very well against strongmen and those who have black glass windows in their cars.”
Mohammad Hashim, another citizen of Kandahar, said “about 80 to 90 percent terrorists and criminal events have been prevented by these special units.”
People urged these special units to take serious action against those who violate laws and commit crimes in Kandahar city.
The 01 special unit operates in the provincial districts of Kandahar, and 02 and 03 operate in Kandahar city.