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Afghanistan is facing fight against humanity: Abdullah Abdullah

Updated: Aug 31, 2016 15:32 IST      
Afghanistan is facing fight against humanity: Abdullah Abdullah

Kabul [Afghanistan], Aug. 31 (ANI): Stating that Afghanistan is fighting the forces of devil and darkness, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah has insisted on increasing support to the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF).

Addressing a conference on the Future of Police in Afghanistan, CEO Abdullah said that Kabul is facing a fight that is against humanity, reports the Tolo News.

He added the terrorist groups fighting in Afghanistan have no faith in peace and stability.

Emphasizing to increase the number of female service members among the Afghan police ranks, he said that such move could bring the communities closer to police.

The CEO said the Ministry of Interior and senior level commanders has been instructed to take extra measures to reach out to the police who are sacrificing their lives for the citizens.

He later thanked the international community for their support to rebuild the Afghan Police, specifically mentioning the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL's) contribution. (ANI)

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Updated: Aug 22, 2017 02:33 IST     

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Updated: Aug 22, 2017 01:40 IST     

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Updated: Aug 21, 2017 23:40 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

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Updated: Aug 21, 2017 22:48 IST     

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Updated: Aug 21, 2017 21:40 IST     

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Updated: Aug 21, 2017 17:17 IST     

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Updated: Aug 21, 2017 16:57 IST     

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Updated: Aug 21, 2017 15:41 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

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Updated: Aug 21, 2017 15:08 IST     

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