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Border police ready for post-2014 challenges

Border police ready for post-2014 challenges

Feb 28, 2013 - 14:24

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PANinfo-icon): Outgoing Border Police Commander Brig. Gen. Syed Abdul Habib Syedkheli has said his force was ready to assume increased security responsibility after 2014 along the 2,431-km border under their control in northern Balkh province.

Seydkheli, who handed command to Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Mamozai at a ceremony in Mazar-i-Sharif, said 80 percent of border police were trained and equipped enough to deal with any eventuality.

For his part, Mamozai said, if assisted by the people of northern Afghanistaninfo-icon, he could guarantee 'foolproof security' along the border that has 120 police posts.

Governor Atta Mohammad, who was also present on the occasion, said border police had to experience a new dimension in their responsibility in the years ahead as the country prepares for presidential elections and foreign troops’ exit.


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