80 more local police trained in Kunduz
KUDNUZ CITY (PAN): Eighty more local policemen completed a basic course, taking the number of trained policemen to 1,350 in the northern province of Kunduz, officials said on Friday.
The deployment of 150 member of the NATO-funded Afghan Local Police (ALP) was approved for Aliabad district, with 70 completing a training course two weeks ago.
Another 80 members completed their training today, police spokesman, Syed Sarwar Hussaini, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the policemen -- recruited on the basis of guarantees from tribal elders and influential figures -- were trained on human rights, search techniques, use of weapons and police rules.
Foreign and Afghan trainers mentored the recruits, whose deployment would help maintain security for the district, hoped a resident of Aliabad, Mohammad Ali.
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