Kabul to install surveillance cameras to combat crime


Afghan authorities said on Wednesday they would roll out surveillance cameras across Kabul, seeking to tackle a wave of street crime and targeted assassinations in the capital.

Vice President Amrullah Saleh said the government would spend more than 100 million dollars on installing new cameras across the city of about six million, whose population has swelled in recent years as violence elsewhere has increased.

“The last time security cameras were properly installed in Kabul was in 2008. Now, the technology has developed significantly,” posted Saleh, who is in charge of security in Kabul, on his official Facebook page.

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Source: Reuters