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Spanish minister meets troops, Badghis governor

Spanish minister meets troops, Badghis governor

Jan 16, 2012 - 17:34

QALA-I-NAW (PANinfo-icon): During an unannounced visit to Afghanistaninfo-icon, the Spanish defence minister met soldiers and local officials in western Badghis province on Monday.

At his meeting with Governor Dilbar Arman, Pedro Morenés discussed the current security situation, reconstructioninfo-icon and reopening of link roads in insecure districts.

The provincial police chief, Col. Mohammad Jabbar Saleh, said Arman asked the Spanish minister to assist them with supplies to remote and insecure districts, Saleh said.

Spain has 1,500 soldiers under command of NATOinfo-icon-led International Security Assistance Force in Badghis. Since 2001, 34 Spanish soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan.


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