Defense ministry: Local army will be shaped in Nangarhar
Ministry of Defense has announced that in upcoming days they will form the local army in Nangarhar province. Mohammad Radmanish, the head of defense ministry spokesman office told media that this army will be formed according to president Ghani’s orders and it will be formed in Nangarhar. Mr. Radmanish also emphasized that these forces will be responsible for tackling regional treats.
Mohammad Radmanish also added: the structure of this army is around 36 thousand members and Afghanistan defense ministry is willing to recruit those army and police members who have left the job. He added that these forces would be led by defense ministry experienced officers to fight against all terror groups.
Meanwhile, Ataullah Khogyani Nangarhar Spokesperson told media that the goal of creating these force in Nangarhar is to prevent all terrorist groups especially ISIS fighters from coming back in the areas which are recaptured by Afghan forces. Kandahar was the first province that Afghan defense ministry shaped Local army.