Security officials in Herat province on Wednesday said they will ensure the security of TAPI gas pipeline project – that will pass through parts of the western province.
Head of police in the Ministry of Interior, Mohammad Salem Ehsas, who traveled to Herat to assess the capabilities of police in the western zone, said they will not let Afghanistan's enemies pose a threat to the project.
He said: "I assure you that the security and defense forces have the capability with all means to ensure the security of the project."
Meanwhile, an army commander in the western zone Gen. Taj Mohammad Mujahid said the security forces will soon launch military operations in four provinces in the zone in order to eliminate Taliban hideouts.
"Our capability and capacity is very high compared to that of the enemy. We carry out our winter operations in areas under threat, " he said.
Herat Police Chief Gen. Abdul Majid Rozi also said special police units have been deployed to maintain law-and-order in Herat city.
He said: "Additional troops will be added to our forces that will cover all the city day and night."
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