Afghan troops being trained for night raids
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Afghan soldiers to conduct night raids without Nato

Night raids and home searches conducted by Nato forces in Afghanistan have been heavily criticised by locals and the government as being too aggressive and resulting in too many civilian casualties.

Last year President Karzai refused to finalise an agreement on the presence of US soldiers in the country after 2014 unless Nato stopped these operations.

Since the raids are considered extremely important in the fight against insurgents, a special unit of Afghan soldiers is now being trained for this specific task.

Mehvish Hussain reports.

  • 26 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia
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