Concern of Upper House of Growing Violence
Afghanistan, Kabul, 16 October / corr Trend A.Hakimi / Members of the Upper House have expressed their concern at deteriorating security in Afghanistan, which a leaked US report said had spiraled downwards this year.
The parliamentary complaints commission called officials from the Interior Ministry to face questions before Parliament on Wednesday.
Officials said the Defense Ministry, the National Security Directorate (NDS) and the Interior Ministry had created a joint special force to combat rising violence on the country's highways.
Centres where the two ministries can share information with the NDS have been set up in all 33 provinces, the officials said, and a joint special force has been created to lower violence in the country.
The ministry also said it would clamp down on officials who release prisoners early.
Head of the parliamentary complaints commission blamed the recklessness of foreign troops on the highway and their lack of co-ordination with the national police and army for the rising violence on the country's main roads.
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