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600 ANA soldiers complete rigorous training in Kandahar

600 ANA soldiers complete rigorous training in Kandahar

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May 19, 2015 - 15:53

KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): At least 600 Afghan National Army (ANA) cadets who recently joined ANA completed a 12-week long training in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Brig. Gen. Dawood Shah Wafadar, corps commander of 205th Atal Military Corps, Brig. Gen. Sayed Aqa Sapi, deputy corps commander of 205th Atal Military Corps, and other high officials attended the training concluding ceremony.

Lt. Col Mohammad Hassan, a senior office of 205th Atal Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News the cadets were trained in firefight, using heavy and small weapons, ambush, security and several other skills.

The tough and hard training would make them capable enough to protect lives and casualties during battles.

Col. Haroon Momand, director of military corps at the training center, said the soldiers would be further trained so that they could face all challenges.

Young people were now more willing to join ANA ranks to play their role in nation building and security of the country. The training was started from a single battalion which had trained thousands of soldiers in 21 training sessions and they all served security forces in southern provinces. 

Nazar Mohammad, a graduate from the training, called the training as useful since he learnt new techniques and capable enough to perform his duty in a professional way.

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