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Washington Post: Afghan police casualties soar

September 1, 2011

CHARIKAR, Afghanistan — They die in assaults on lonely mountain checkpoints and in group beheadings captured on hand-held video cameras. They are engulfed by flaming car bombs and are shot at point-blank range by men who often dress up in the same plain gray uniform as theirs, writes Joshua Partlow in the Washington Post.

Forever maligned as corrupt, incompetent and drug-addled, Afghan National Police officers have sacrificed unlike any force in the country, foreign or domestic, taking casualties at a rate far higher than Afghan soldiers or their partners in the US-led coalition.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 1, 2011 22:33

    i condolence to Afghan police corp and member for the death of same Afghan policemen, killed by talibans.
    We are in a transition phase also for police corp, that need training and, much more, solidarity.
    loss af techonology as we intend and land conformation aid talibans.
    I conserve a place on my heart fo Afghan police, Afghan warriors, ISAF forces.
    A special place for all of You Claudio Alpaca

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