Editorial

BadakhshanTragedy; Where does the Problem Emerge from?

Last week was the week of bloodshed for Afghan people; in which the most bitter and disgusting one was the inhuman killing of army officers in Badakhshan province. In a terrorist attack on national army base in Germ district of Badakhshan province tens of army soldier were killed in inhuman manner and tens of others were injured. Nonetheless, the careless commanders have been the main cause for this tragedy. Now, they should be interrogated seriously. It is being said that the tragedy has taken place after six hours fights between army soldier and terrorists. Within six hours no back up force has helped them. Where were the commanders? Why was not the Ministry of Defense informed about the issue? If the Ministry of Defense was involved, why did not they engage?

Sat day,Apr 18,2015

Translated by:Qayyum Pijwak

Last week was the week of bloodshed for Afghan people; in which the most bitter and disgusting one was the inhuman killing of army officers in Badakhshan province. In a terrorist attack on national army base in Germ district of Badakhshan province tens of army soldier were killed in inhuman manner and tens of others were injured.

Nonetheless, the careless commanders have been the main cause for this tragedy. Now, they should be interrogated seriously. It is being said that the tragedy has taken place after six hours fights between army soldier and terrorists. Within six hours no back up force has helped them. Where were the commanders? Why was not the Ministry of Defense informed about the issue? If the Ministry of Defense was involved, why did not they engage?

The response presented by Sheer Mohammad Karimim to Internal Security Committee of house of representative is not convincing. He as chief of army staff had nothing to present but indicate few disappointing points. His speech is concerning and indicates the existence of serious troubles within Defense Ministry. Therefore, the fundamental reforms must be brought within mentioned ministry. The corrupt and disqualified staff should be expelled and should be replaced by committed and qualified staff.

Also, the event occurred in Badakhshan imply and reveal the weak management and leadership of central government. Currently, the Ministry of Defense does not have minister and does not have chief of army staff. It is natural that in absence of authorized officials problems raise and tragedy occur. Unfortunately, the national unity government has not been to come up with an agreement regarding the selection of ministry of defense and chief army staff, and interim-managers have continued to their jobs.

There is no doubt that young people are being sacrificed due to mismanagement of the government high officials. Right now, people are being burned in fire repeatedly. According to presumptions as the weather gets warmer, the threats of terrorist attack increase. The security officials should get away from generalization and manage the security condition properly. Also, a precautionary measure to ensure security troops security needs to be taken. The increase in security troop’s casualty is not acceptable anymore.