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AAN in the Media

Local police an uncertain player in Afghan future

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AFP, 31 December 2012
‘The Afghan Local Police, branded by some critics as an incompetent Taliban-linked militia, is one of the many security challenges facing the country as international troops withdraw’ writes the news agency and quotes AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini as saying: ‘Reducing insecurity in the short-term has positive aspects but it is laying the ground for problems in the future. The ALP means an increased number of armed men who respond to local agendas and are not in close cooperation with Afghan institutions. These ALP could start fighting each other for prominence. In my view, it is not worth it.’

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