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Afghanistan: Kandahar Police Chief calls for nationwide campaign against Taliban

Afghanistan: Kandahar Police Chief calls for nationwide campaign against Taliban

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Police Chief for Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province General Abdul Raziq has called for a nationwide campaign against the Taliban, who he believes are the puppets of other countries.

Speaking to Tolo News, Raziq said that there should be a difference between those who are educated at schools or madrasas, and the Taliban group, which kill the people and destroy public infrastructures.

Referring to Taliban as the terrorists, Raziq said that they are the slaves of Pakistan, Russians, Iran, China and other countries.

Asserting that the Taliban are the killers of the people of Afghanistan, he said, they cannot be given the name ‘Taliban’ as it means learners.

Reiterating his statement that Taliban are the killers of Afghans and are terrorists, Raziq said,

all Afghans should fight war against them.

He accused Taliban of trying to tarnish the image of Islam by attacking mosques, schools and other public places.

“Where Islam orders to kill children? But the Taliban are doing this. Who allows them to come to mosques and carry out explosions? But they conduct explosions at mosques, at schools, at cemeteries and at shrines. Even copies of the Holy Quran were burnt by them. These acts have nothing to do with Islam. These acts are conducted to tarnish the image of Islam,” Tolo News quoted Raziq as saying.

He added that the Taliban was just pursuing their political objectives and not fighting for Islam.

“(Taliban’s leader Mullah) Hebatullah also gets weapons from Russia and Iran to kill his own people; therefore, we need to declare Jihad against them and it is our obligation,” he said.

Raziq also urged the heads of the administration to fix their issues and help in stabilizing Afghanistan.

Emphasizing that about 20 or 30 percent of problems are from within government, Raziq said that both President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah have problems, but they should resolve it by discussions as vacuum within the government only benefits the enemy.

Dismissing accusations of violation of human rights by him and the soldiers under his command, he said that bearing mercy on killers, who massacre Afghan people, is an act of oppression against the country.

“When they kill our people and soldiers, don’t they have human rights, aren’t they human, don’t they belong to this country,” he questioned, while referring to Taliban’s attacks against Afghans.

Raziq also criticized the US and NATO for not taking solid action against terrorists’ safe havens and training camps outside Afghanistan.

He suggested that eliminating terrorists’ safe havens and hideouts inside the Pakistani territory and ending the support of Iran and Russia to the Taliban is the only solution to bring the war to its end in Afghanistan. (ANI)