PRT office in Sar-i-Pul closed
The training of Afghan security forces, which still need to be strengthened professionally before the 2014 completion of the ongoing security switch, would be stepped up as a result of the closure, ISAF said.
A statement from the NATO-led force said ISAF soldiers would focus on training Afghan security personnel instead of conducting joint patrols. The main PRT office in Balkh province will attend security meetings in Sar-i-Pul.
The PRT participated in various security projects over the past six years, it said, adding the Balkh-based team would looking after the offices in Sar-i-Pul, Jawzjan and Samangan provinces.
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