Hight security in Afghanistan for president's swearing-in

Kabul, Sep 29: The government of Afghanistan has beefed up security measures ahead of presidential inauguration scheduled for Monday here.

Some 1,400 national and international dignitaries, including more than 200 delegates from the US, China, Pakistan, India and other countries, will participate the first-ever peaceful power transition ceremony in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.

In the light of the expected arrival of dignitaries from different parts of the world, security personnel have been deployed along the roads leading to Kabul to check all cars and vehicles entering the city.

Police and other security personnel in several parts of Kabul city have been put on high alert and they are checking the cars roaming on the streets.

The swearing-in ceremony of new president has been planned for Monday during which the outgoing president Hamid Karzai transfers power to the new president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, and thus the conflict-ridden Afghanistan experiencing the first-ever peaceful power transition in its history.


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