Afghan Military bases with dozens of soldiers, under siege in Afghanistan
KABUL - Afghanistan Uruzgan MPs said on Saturday dozens of Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been surrounded by anti-government armed groups in Khas Uruzgan district in the province and need immediate assistance, TOLO News has reported.
The MPs said security forces have been under siege for two months and until now government has done nothing to help them. These MPs said the troops need food and equipment.
According to these lawmakers, routes from Khas Uruzgan district to the provincial capital, Trinkot city, also face serious security threats.
“It is two months that an ANA base, also with police soldiers, have been surrounded and they don’t even have food to eat. They are in a very bad situation. Government is not reaching them, and a tragedy will happen there,” Uruzgan MP Obaidullah Barekzai said.
Khas Uruzgan district is one of the most insecure districts in the province which borders Zabul and Ghazni provinces.
“They are under siege and are hungry and the situation is very bad there,” Hanif Hanifi, a senator from Uruzgan said.