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    Afghan Forces Build Bridges along Dangerous Roads

    Afghan Forces Build Bridges Along Dangerous Roads

    Courtesy Photo | Afghan Border Patrol prepare for a joint mission with the Ministry of Interior. They...... read more read more

    KABUL, Afghanistan- Members of the Afghan Border Police and the Ministry of Interior have begun a partnership allowing critical movement of materials all over Afghanistan. MOI has a Transportation Security Brigade but until recently, they have been unable to move the people and equipment that they needed.

    The MOI and ABP came together to plan the missions and four days later they completed their first joint mission moving 40 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles from Kabul to Gardez in the same time it previously took coalition forces to move one Humvee. The forces have successfully completed several missions moving vehicles and ammunition to other Afghan forces in Herat and Kandahar.

    This new partnership is a first within the local forces and involves minimum coalition involvement. NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan communicates when the equipment is ready and the ABP and MOI forces take care of everything from route planning to mission execution.

    Superintendent John Brewer, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is the senior advisor to the ABP. He said that he has witnessed steady improvement within the ABP and is pleased with the continued progress. “It is rewarding to actually watch tangible progress made by the ABP,” he said.



    Date Taken: 10.13.2010
    Date Posted: 10.13.2010 07:26
    Story ID: 58008
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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