Modern equipment for police demanded

KABUL (AIP): The Interior Ministry has said maintaining security in Afghanistan was impossible if the Afghan police were not equipped with modern weapons and facilities.
Addressing a ceremony in Kabul on Thursday, the deputy minister for security in interior ministry, Muhammad Ayub Salangi said the Afghan police needed sophisticated weapons and assistance to use them in lowering the level of crimes in the country. The ceremony was held on the occasion of handing over of four vehicles worth one million Euros by the European Union Police (EUPOL) to the interior ministry in Kabul.
Muhammad Ayub Salangi said Afghan police had been equipped and trained 75 percent, as compared to 2001, adding this milestone was achieved by rendering several sacrifices. Regarding the killing of four police personnel in a roadside bombing in Uruzgan province today, he said: If these police had modern equipment, the IED would have been defused and they would not have lost their lives.
He said the Afghan police had two challenges ahead, including complete transition of security affairs and ensuring free and transparent election. Lauding the assistance of EUPOL, he hoped it would extend more assistance to the Afghan police to bring them equal to the international standard.
On the occasion, the EUPOL Head of Mission Karl Ake Roghe said they extended the assistance of four vehicles for the Afghan police on the demand of Afghan interior ministry. These four armoured Toyota Landcruisers are equipped with computerised system and developed communication device. He said these vehicles would help Afghan police to cope with disasters besides utilising them in maintaining security.
He said these vehicles would be used in maintaining security for upcoming election, coping with IEDs, natural disasters and other incidents of violence.

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