450 young graduates join police force in Afghanistan’s northern province
A total of 450 Afghan youths joined the National Police in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province on Wednesday after completing a six-week training course, the provincial police department said.
During the training, the officers were taught how to use weapons and how to behave around people while on duty, the department added.
The newly graduated police personnel, apart from serving in Kunduz province, are ready to serve in other parts of the country, he said.
Nearly 1,000 Afghans joined the country’s national police in the northern Balkh and western Herat provinces a week ago after receiving the necessary training.
The Taliban-led caretaker government in Afghanistan has reportedly planned to establish a 200,000-strong police force to ensure law and order in the country. ■