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Thousands attend police chief's funeral in Afghanistan

05-30-2011 08:14 BJT

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Several thousand Afghan mourners, including government officials, have attended the funeral of a powerful police general and a provincial police chief in the northern province of Takhar.

General Dawood and provincial police chief, Shah Jahan Noori were killed, when a suicide bomber attacked a meeting of political and military leaders on Saturday. Two German soldiers also died in the attack. The loss of the influential leader, Dawood is a big blow to Afghan forces.

They're struggling to be more professional and shake off a reputation for abuse and corruption, as foreign forces prepare to hand over security responsibilities in coming years.

Several thousand Afghan mourners, including government officials, have
attended the funeral of a powerful police general and a provincial police
chief in the northern province of Takhar.

The loss may also complicate NATO efforts to prepare for the start of a security handover from foreign forces to Afghan soldiers and police in north Afghanistan.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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