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1,279 trained Afghan youths including 200 women join army



1,279 trained Afghan youths including 200 women join army

Kabul, Oct. 10, 2020 (Xinhua) — Soldiers take part in their graduation ceremony at Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 10, 2020. A total of 1,227 youth were commissioned to the Afghanistan National Army on Saturday after completing a three-month military training. (Photo by Sayed Mominzadah/Xinhua/IANS)

Afghanistan’s Defence Ministry on Monday announced that 1,279 young people, including 200 women and girls, joined the Afghan army after completion of a three-month military training course.

1,279 trained Afghan youths including 200 women join army

Deputy Defence Minister Munira Yusufzada congratulated the new soldiers on Sunday while distributing the certificates to the army’s new service members.

“The newly graduated soldiers are capable enough to defend the country’s citizens, their property and the country’s freedom, and to serve the nation in each part of Afghanistan.’’

Afghanistan’s security and defence forces have been fighting a costly and complicated war, as more than 20 militant groups, according to officials, are active in the country.

The casualties of Afghan Government forces are reportedly high with 40 security personnel reportedly killed on average everyday.

In a deadly attack on a military base in the eastern Ghazni Province on Sunday, at least 30 personnel were killed and 20 others wounded.

No group including the Taliban outfit has claimed responsibility for the incident.

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