September 3rd, 2013
05:22 AM ET

Afghan police deaths double

Police deaths in Afghanistan have doubled this year after NATO forces handed over security responsibility to poorly equipped and poorly trained local security forces.

The country's new Interior Minister, Mohammad Omar Daudzai, said that 1,792 Afghan policemen had lost their lives and more than 2,500 had been injured since March. That's double the number of a year ago.

Roadside bombs planted by the Taliban and other insurgent groups inflict the most damage, according to Daudzai.


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  1. Juan Jiminez

    1792 police have been killed since march?! Wow! I see Russia learned the hard way to stay far far away from these nuts. Why can't prez o b a m a do the same? BTW. Call your state representatives to voice your opinion against the health care act.

    September 3, 2013 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat


    September 3, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    What the training them and handing over ruckus was all about then? Working with NATO forces 11th year running?

    September 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      How the heck long do they need to be trained, for heaven's sake?? WHY are we there? This is ridiculous. Bring our troops home. The violence will NEVER end in the ME; never has, never will.

      September 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Zandie

    Thankless job.
    RIP police victims.

    September 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ronvan

    BANASY: Your comment is right on! These people have received more training than OUR spec. ops. people! Must be some of the dumbest people on this planet.

    September 4, 2013 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Good grief @ cnn, im not allowed to agree with @ ronvan? Or was it because i said his post was not only spot on but humorous as well? I don't see why either one of those things would be cause to delete my post.

    September 5, 2013 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |