According to reports, police arrested two men with weapons and military uniforms in Kabul. The 101st Asmaee police zone crime branch chief, Col. Mohammed Zahir, has said that the weapons included 72 Kalashnikov assault rifles, nine heavy machine guns and military gear. It is important intelligence service and security forces increase the detection activities as the Taliban militants and other insurgent groups have changed their tactics for suicidal activities.
It is also important to control the recruitment of new soldiers more strictly because the infiltration of Taliban militants and other insurgents into national army and police force is very dangerous. Reports also say that last week, two men were detained in the Chehel Satoon area for smuggling 16 Kalashnikovs and a machine gun in a vehicle from Koh-i-Safi district of central Parwan province to Kabul. The attack on Ministry of Defense should be thought-provoking and must compel the security officials to have a thorough review of the soldiers and put stricter rules and check on the recruitment process.
Negligence and indifference can never justified when the security of the country is put in danger. Afghan national forces are supposed to take over security responsibilities of seven areas of the country in July this year. There are around 174,000 ANA recruits and the number is expected to increase to more than 200,000 by the end of 2011.
It is important to pay attention to the quality and not just to the number. In the meanwhile, it is equally important to prevent the provision of Afghan security forces uniforms and IDs for the militants and other lunatic fringes. It is also important that the government and international community develop effective strategic blueprints to squeeze the militants and insurgents and not just rely on the peace process, which is bringing a heavy cost for Afghan lives. Peace process should lead to real peace not to strengthening the militants that serve their foreign bosses.