Afghan Police New Uniform

Afghan Police New Uniform

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Afghan Police New Uniform


Taliban Introducing New Uniform for Afghan Police


Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban group unveiled a new uniform for its national police force , saying the move will lead to improved security in the conflict-torn country.
“In the first stage, 20,000 uniforms are being distributed [among police forces] in Kabul and Kandahar provinces. The number will reach up to 100,000 in the next two weeks,” Interior Ministry spokesman Abdul Nafi Takor told a televised news conference in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
Since returning to power nearly 10 months ago, the Taliban have relied on their widely feared insurgent-turned-security force to handle law and order across Afghanistan amid persistent criticism that the absence of a police uniform and a lack of police training are encouraging the men to indulge in criminal activities or misuse of power.
“This special uniform that you are seeing today will help counter security spoilers and provide better safety to our fellow citizens,” Deputy Interior Minister Noor Jalal Jalali told reporters, while some police officers wearing new uniforms lined up behind him.
The dark green uniform carries the Taliban’s white flag with black Arabic lettering displaying Islam's main tenet on the sleeves It reads, “There is no God but Allah. Mohammad is the messenger of God.”
The Islamist hardline group used the flag during its previous rule in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, when only Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates recognized the Taliban government, amid widespread human rights abuses and the exclusion of women from public life.

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