Securitycould be defined as the state of being safe and away from threat ofdanger. Afghanistan has been in the limelight for quite some time, onissues relating to its prevalent insecure political environment. Foryears, Afghanistan has become a meeting ground for military aidesfrom various countries all over the world in its bid to counter theactivities of terrorist groups.
Thegreatest threat to security is the insurgent Taliban movement.However, there have been identified others groups that have beenterrorizing the Islamic country such as: the Haqqani Network, IslamicMovement of Uzbekistan, Jaysh Muhammed, Hezb-e-Islami and the IslamicJihad Union (Ecoi.net, 2014). The armed violence in the country inabout the past three decades has led to deaths of tens of thousands,massive property destruction and emigration of people who seek refugein neighboring countries.
Froma different perspective, Afghanistan is effortlessly pulling itselftogether. This is first evinced by the way people turned out for thepresidential and local elections in April 2014 despite there beingabout 30 suicide bombings by insurgents in the period preceding theelections (Ecoi.net, 2014). There was recorded a 60% turn out ofseven million registered voters, both male and female (Ecoi.net,2014).
Despitethe great fears of the ability of the Afghan Forces in providingsecurity in to the civilians, there are concerted efforts by thecitizens and government alike in ensuring that security objectivesare achieved. Presently, Kabul is safer than it was several yearsago. The police in Kabul and in other major cities are now able tobetter provide safety and security to people who habit and work inthem (Ecoi.net, 2014).
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