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Security is nationalised in Afghanistan – but will expats feel any safer?

France 24 International News FOCUS  May 16, 2012

18 months after Hamid Karzai vowed to shut down private security firms in Afghanistan, it’s finally happening.

By July, all security contracts will have been handed over to the Interior Ministry-owned Private Protection Force, or APPF.

Despite the upcoming deadline, many foreign companies still haven’t made the switch.

Poorly trained and barely equipped, the new guard force is perceived as an additional security threat to expats, already working in an increasingly hostile environment

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May 16, 2012 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, ExPats, NGO's, Private Security Contractor, Safety and Security Issues | , , , , | Leave a comment