200 more troops deployed to beef up security in Afghan capital

Wang Xinjuan
2021-12-25 19:57:36

KABUL, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- A total of 200 newly trained soldiers have been deployed in the Afghan capital to beef up security in Kabul and the surrounding areas, Defense Ministry of the Taliban's caretaker government said Saturday.

The troops who recently graduated from military training were "deployed in army's 313 Markazi Corps," the ministry said in a statement.

"Afghanistan will soon have a disciplined and strong army," it added.

After the Taliban's takeover in August of the country and formation of a caretaker government in September, all the 350,000-strong security and defense forces under the former administration have been disbanded. The Taliban administration has promised to hire professional personnel from the former government in establishing new security forces.


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