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Uruzgan police deaths 50pc down this year

Uruzgan police deaths 50pc down this year

Jan 23, 2018 - 22:04

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok):  Police casualties decreased by a half this solar yearinfo-icon in central Uruzgan province compared to last year’s deaths in combat, an official said Tuesday.

Police chief Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Siqqiui told Pajhwok Afghan News 580 policemen were killed and 700 others wounded last year compared 222 deaths but this year, showing a 50 percent decline.

The police chief did not provide information about how many police were injured this year. He linked the decreased police death to formulation of new strategies and techniques in the province.

He further added police officers were able to thwart militant attacks on Chora, Khas Uruzgan, Char-Chana and Chinarto districts and the provincial capital. Both in districts and the provincial capital police underwent huge reforms, he added.


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