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FOREIGN SECURITY FIRM CLOSED IN AFGHAN CAPITAL, WEAPONS SEIZED Print
BBC Monitoring International Reports
November 14, 2007 Wednesday

Text of report by privately-owned Afghan Ariana TV on 14 November
The Kabul police have closed a private security firm in an operation in Kabul today. The police have also arrested the head of the firm, who is a foreign national. Some weapons and ammunition were also seized during the search operation. The Afghan Interior Ministry has recently held the private security firms responsible for some criminal activities and security problems in the capital. According to the ministry, companies without proper authorization documents will be closed down. My colleague Emall Habibi will provide you with further details on this:

[Reporter] The Kabul police force closed a private security firm in the province this morning. During a search operation, the police seized 58 Kalashnikovs, 11 PK [machine guns], 38 armoured jackets, and two armoured vehicles.

[Head of criminal investigation department of Kabul] In a rapid operation, the Kabul Security Command closed down a foreign security firm named ISE [untraced]. This firm was carrying out its activities illegally because their licence had expired. More than 50 weapons and some ammunition have also been seized from the firm's depot.

[Reporter] Over the last month, seven private security firms have been closed down by the police in Kabul. The Afghan Interior Ministry has accused private security firms of involvement in organized crime and security problems in the country. The ministry has vowed to suspend the activities of security companies that do not hold a valid legal work permit. More than 60 private security companies are now functioning in Kabul. Security officials have said that some of these companies are without legal documents and some have not yet renewed their work permits.

Source: Ariana TV, Kabul, in Dari 1530 gmt 14 Nov 07
BBC Monitoring
 
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