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Karzai approves plan for new Afghan police force

• Reuters
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has approved a controversial U.S. plan for a new local defense force to help tackle the growing Taliban insurgency.

The formation of a Local Police Force is a sensitive issue for Afghans who remember the notorious militias mobilised by the Soviets during their decade-long occupation in the 1980s, and the role they played in the bloody civil war that followed.

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