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US provides 4 scanning devices to Afghan forces

US provides 4 scanning devices to Afghan forces

Jul 16, 2016 - 17:35

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The United States on Saturday delivered four scanning devices to the Afghan police to help them detect explosives and other such lethal materials.

The General Commander of Kabul Garrison, Lt. Gen. Gul Nabi Ahmadzai, who received the scanners here, told reporters the devices were highly important keeping in view the needs of Afghan police.

He said the modern equipment would contribute to improvement in the security situation as they could detect explosives. With their installation, deadly attacks could be prevented, he said.

Ahmadzai said the devices were easily movable to a suspected area and it could detect suspected materials and individuals.

Meanwhile, William Mellott, deputy regional operational security chief at the US Embassy in Kabul said the equipment they handed over to the Kabul Garrison’s general commander would enable Afghan security forces to detect suspected individuals and materials.

He said the scanners would help prevent insecurity incidents and might prevent suicide bombings as well.

He said the US government was committed to equipping Afghan security forces in different sections and would continue assisting them in future.

Lt. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, 101 Asmaye Zone police commander,  said these advanced and moveable scanning machines would prevent the transfer of explosives into Kabul and outside of Kabul.

He added one of the special featuresinfo-icon of the devices was their easy movement from one place to another. The scanners could be shifted easily to areas where they were needed, he said.

A few days back, China also provided 400 military equipment including four security scanners to the Ministry of Interior.

Officials say installing the scanning machines would be very useful in preventing explosives from being brought to Kabul city.


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