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Two Britons in Afghanistan face gun charges

BBC News UK  January 31, 2012

Two British private security contractors working in Afghanistan have been charged with carrying unlicensed weapons.

The men, who work for the Canadian company, Garda World, were arrested by police earlier this month in the eastern part of the capital, Kabul.

It is alleged 30 AK-47 assault rifles were found in their vehicle.

Afghan authorities claim the weapons were illegal and many were missing their serial numbers.

It is understood the contractors’ Afghan driver and interpreter have also been charged.

Thousands of private security guards operate in Afghanistan, including many foreigners.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has in the past accused them of undermining the security services and taking work from Afghan nationals.

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January 31, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractors Arrested, Legal Jurisdictions, Private Security Contractor | , , , , , ,

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