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President approves army brigade for Kunduz

President approves army brigade for Kunduz

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Oct 16, 2015 - 17:18

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Friday said the international community had warned the enemies of Afghanistaninfo-icon to shun interference in the country.

On an unannounced trip to northern Kunduz province, the president gave awards to six officials who performed well during the fight against the Talibaninfo-icon. He said the Afghanswere known for refusing to surrender.

A medal was also conferred on National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) officer Imranuddin, who was martyred during the battle for Kunduz.A military official was granted promotion.

Deputy Chief of Army StaffGen. Murad Ali Murad, Defence Ministry’s Special Operational Brigade official Brig. Gen. Bismillah Waziri, military police brigade commander, Maj. Gen. Safiullah, and deputy commander of the special unit of Afghan National Army (ANA), Col Abdul Khaliq,also received the medals.

Meanwhile, the president granted a one-grade promotion to the commander of the 209th Shaheen Military Corps, Maj. Gen.  Abdul Hameed.Dr. Ahmad Tariq was also honoured with a medal.

“Your old uniform shows your commitment to defending your motherland with your blood,” he told security personnel during a gathering in Kunduz City, the provincial capital.

He approved the deployment of a separate brigade to Kunduz and appointed Gen. Mohiuddin Ghori as its commander. Ghani promised protecting the security forces from political interference and meeting needs of the military personnel.

The president also instructed the security personnel to struggle for the complete clearance of the city, saying his assessment showed Kunduz residents were ready to extend all possible support to their security forces.

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