Kabul to be covered by security cameras

In an effort to reduce security incidents and crimes in Kabul city, Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh has announced that the city will be covered by security cameras with modern technology. Saleh said that it will cost over $100 million and will be supported by NATO’s Resolute Support Mission.

“The space will become narrower for terrorists and thieves, not wider,” Saleh said. He also mentioned that “due to fears of surprise operations by the security forces, the terrorists have thrown the explosive devices in the garbage in two parts of Kabul city–the National Directorate of Security (NDS) found 40 kg of explosives in the Rahman Baba area of Kabul.”

“The second one was found in the Bagrami area of Kabul,” he added. Ten days ago, Saleh also said that the Presidential Palace will double the number of police in the city. He said that a study showed that Kabul has a low number of police for a city with such a large population.

He also mentioned that Kabul mountain’s security outposts will be handed over from the police to the army. Along with rising crime cases, Kabul has also witnessed seven explosions over the last week in which four people were killed.