Nearly 1,000 Afghan youth commissioned to national police

HERAT, Afghanistan, Nov. 23– A total of 991 young Afghans joined the National Police on Wednesday after receiving training in Afghanistan’s western Herat and northern Balkh province, officials said. “A total of 511 cadets receiving a six-week necessary training in the Police Training Center of Herat province are commissioned to the national police today,”…

HERAT, Afghanistan, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) — A total of 991 young Afghans joined the National Police on Wednesday after receiving training in Afghanistan’s western Herat and northern Balkh province, officials said.

“A total of 511 cadets receiving a six-week necessary training in the Police Training Center of Herat province are commissioned to the national police today,” Mohammad Ismaeal Hidayat, the provincial commander of the Police Training Center told reporters.

Similarly, 450 Afghans joined the national police force in the northern Balkh province on the same day, provincial police spokesman Mohammad Asif Waziri told reporters.

The newly-graduated policemen, according to the officials, are ready to serve elsewhere in the country to strengthen law and order, the official added.

Afghanistan, under the Taliban-run administration, has reportedly established a 200,000-strong police force to ensure law and order in the war-torn country. Enditem

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