Insecurity Increases in Daikundi - MPs

Politics Materials 4 October 2008 16:39 (UTC +04:00)

Afghanistan, Kabul, 4October / Trend , corr. A.Hakimi / Security in the remote province grows worse every day, local MPs say.

Security in the central province of Daikundi is deteriorating on a daily basis, according to local Members of Parliament.

The province's MPs blame the growing insecurity on the failure of local officials to work with local residents.

The inability of security forces to contain the violence in Helmand, Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces has added to insecurity in Daikundi, where Taliban militants often seek respite from the fierce fighting in the south, the MPs say.

Drought in the province has also increased insecurity in the region, the MPs say.

Last year's heavy floods and an irregular snowfall destroyed about 70% of the province's crops and MPs warn that the province will be forced to deal with a humanitarian disaster unless aid agencies and the government act before the winter kicks in.

The province is one of the remotest and poorest regions in the country, with poor roads leading in and out of it and a long, fierce winter.