KABUL - A total of 440 insurgent attacks have happened nationwide in the past one month, a senior official in Ministry of Interior Affairs said on Sunday. Over 325 militants were killed and 65 others were hurt, Interior Ministry Spokesman Zemarai Bashari told reporters at a press conference.
Around 767 have been arrested and more than 749 roadside bombs discovered, according to the statistics provided by interior ministry.
Mr Bashari said the number of local police forces has also increased.
Local police forces that operate under interior ministry are now stationed in 28 districts in different provinces.
Presently local police forces number at 7,000 and they are expected to peak at 10,000. Local police forces will undergo short military trainings and they will also be equipped with modern arms, Bashari said.
"All professional standards will be implemented on every local police soldier stationed in any part of Afghanistan," Mr Bashari said.
"Their recruitment are based on coordination and joint efforts with local councils."
There has been a surge in insurgent-led attacks in the past one month, he said. Violence in the past one month has led to the death of 83 civilians while 260 others were wounded, which mark the past month the deadliest for civilians in Afghanistan. In total, 79 police forces were killed and 207 others were wounded, the ministry said.
Mr Bashari said efforts are underway to stop the sale of military equipment and uniforms in markets and added that more than 1,000 military items have been seized so far. (Tolo News)