“Afghan National Police (ANP) with the assistance of the army, NDS or Afghan intelligence agency and Coalition forces launched 11 joint and independent operations over the past 24 hours in Kabul, Kunduz, Faryab, Badakhshan, Kandahar, Helmand and Uruzgan provinces,” said a statement issued by the Interior Ministry on Sunday.”As a result of these operations, six armed insurgents were killed, one wounded and 57 other armed insurgents were arrested,” it said.
President Hamid Karzai on Monday ordered increased security for workers building roads, dams, electricity lines and telecommunications systems in an attempt to revive key projects stalled by insurgent attacks that have killed or kidnapped dozens of laborers. The US has but they have either been halted due to violence or dragged down by corruption and mismanagement.
The continued violence and instability in Afghanistan is a sign of the ongoing nature of the insurgency and the Obama administration’s failure to show results after a major surge over the past two years. Not only have benchmarks for security not been met, but the governmentis still rifewith corruption and dictatorial proclivities.