The beginning of intense clashes between security forces and supporters of Ata Mohammad in Balkh
Reporter: M.M North Zone
Security sources in Balkh say that there are now clashes ongoing between the police Special Forces 333 and 888 of Police and Atta Mohammad Noor gunmen around the Balkh Police Command. The source, who did not want to be named, told Pasbanan media group that police Special Forces unit (333 and 888) have been able to detain several gunmen who are supporting Mr. Noor. It is also said that still, the conflict between the two sides are ongoing.
Meanwhile, sources say that efforts to end the violence continue in Balkh, and local officials and the interior ministry are in talks with Ata Mohammad Noor. Tensions between police and supporters of Atta Mohammad Noor were violent when Mr. Noor ordered all residents of the province on their Facebook page to be their homes. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior has written in a newsletter that the appointment of the new commander of Balkh is not a political issue but it has corrective aspect.