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Afghan gov't beefs up security ahead of Kabul Conference

07-19-2010 15:27 BJT

KABUL, July 19 (Xinhua) -- As part of efforts to ensure full proof security for the international conference on the war-ravaged Afghanistan scheduled for July 20, the Afghan government has tightened security a day earlier on Monday.

Police have blocked the roads and streets leading to Presidential Palace, Foreign Ministry and diplomat enclave and even do not allow pedestrians to enter the above areas.

As a further step to ensure security, the government announced Monday and Tuesday as holiday in the capital city.

Furthermore, the personnel of law enforcing agencies including units of NATO-led forces have increased patrolling on the streets of Kabul city.

Police and units of Afghan army have been deployed on hilltops, government buildings and sensitive areas to bolster security measures and deal with any possible eventuality.

In addition, Police have been deployed in all entry points of Kabul city checking any car and anyone enters Kabul.

Anti-government militants who have intensified their activities in a suicide attack organized in the capital city on Sunday claimed the lives of two civilians and injured more than 20 others.

More than 70 countries and international agencies would attend the one-day international conference the Kabul Conference where the government of Afghanistan would outline its plans for improving security, national reconciliation, fighting corruption and accelerating reconstruction process to win long-term international community's support.

More than 15,000 police, according to officials have been tasked to ensure security for the first-ever international conference on Afghanistan held inside the war-shattered country.


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Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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