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ANSF Gain Independence With New Check Point

June 20, 2011

Afghan security forces made one more step toward their independence after assuming responsibility for the checkpoint on the road and bridge of Dabare, Charkh District, Afghanistan.

Afghan security forces made one more step toward their independence after assuming responsibility for the checkpoint on the road and bridge of Dabare, Charkh District.

The Logar Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team handed the newly constructed police checkpoint and adjacent observation point over to the Afghan National Police June 10.

“This police checkpoint is very important for us,” said ANP Col. Ghulam Nabi Charkhi, deputy chief of Logar ANP, during the ceremonial handover of the new building. “It only takes one look at a map to see why this place at the bridge of Dabare is so strategically important. It connects the Charkh and Baraki Barak districts; the road heading south is a gateway into the dangerous district of Kherwar; and the road heading northeast leads to Puli Alam, the centre of the province.”

Charkhi said he hopes the new building and the ANP operating the checkpoint will help restrict the actions of anti-government forces in Charkh. Gunfire is not unusual at the crossroads; Afghan as well as coalition patrols are often attacked.

The rest of this report can be found on the ISAF in Afghanistan website by clicking HERE, or on the image above.

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