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Karzai orders medal for police officer

Karzai orders medal for police officer

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Sep 14, 2011 - 20:36

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): President Hamid Karzai ordered on Wednesday awarding of a medal to police officer Maj. Abdul Sami who laid down his life while preventing a suicide attack in Kabul.

The attacker tried to detonate his suicide vest in the Bibi Mahro area on Tuesday, but Sami prevented him from reaching his target. As the militants detonated his explosives, the officer was killed.

A statement from the Presidential Palace said Karzai chaired a meeting on the security situation in Kabul in the wake of yesterday's battle.

First Vice-President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, National Security Advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, ministers of defence, interior and NDSinfo-icon attended the session.

Afghan people would never forget the ultimate sacrifice of the officials for their homeland, the president said, directing the ministers of interior, defence and the National Directorate of Security chief to visit the injured and provide them all possible help.

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