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Seven security companies dissolved in Afghanistan

AFP March 15, 2011

KABUL (AFP) – Seven private security companies operating in Afghanistan are being dissolved, the country’s interior ministry announced Tuesday, while dozens more face closure.

Private security companies help guard everything from Western embassies and international military convoys to non-governmental organisations and media companies in war-torn Afghanistan.

The announcement is the latest effort by President Hamid Karzai, who charges that they slow down the development of Afghanistan’s own security forces, to clamp down on them. He also accuses them of breaking the law.

In addition to the seven, the ministry also listed a further 45 companies that can continue their operations for another year but will then have their functions replaced by an Afghan government public protection force.

Its statement indicated that embassies would still be able to employ private security firms after the 12 months were up. But after that period, the public protection force would be responsible for guarding military convoys.

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March 22, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Contractor Corruption, Private Security Contractor | , ,

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