Showing posts with label Afghan-Border-Police. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Afghan-Border-Police. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SFAAT 200 Visits ABP Post On Iran Border

Security Force Assistance Advisor Team (SFAAT) 200 advises and assists the 705th Afghan Border Police (ABP) Zone Hqs with responsibility of the security of the Afghan-Iranian border. Recently SFAAT 200 went on a Staff Assistance Visit (SAV) and inspection that the ABP commander and his staff was conducting of a subordinate unit located at Islam Qala - an ABP post on the Iranian border. View a short video (2 mins) about the trip in "SFAAT 200 Meets with Afghan Leaders", DVIDS, October 20, 2014. (Photo from video).

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Female Afghan Border Police Receive Pistol Training

There is a big push to increase the number of females in the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police. Security Force Assistance advisors are creating opportunities for the females to receive the necessary training so they can do their job. One such training event recently took place in Regional Command South where female members of the 503rd Zone Afghan Border Police (ABP) familiarized themselves with the M9 pistol at the Regional Training Center in Kandahar. Demetria Franklin, an Embedded Police Mentor, and other coalition members conducted the training. Read more in "Female ABP officers get a turn at the range", DVIDS, September 14, 2014.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Afghan Border Police Need More Medical Training and Supplies

The Afghan Border Police or ABP work in the most remote parts of Afghanistan. When an ABP member is wounded or injured he is miles and hours (sometimes days) away from the nearest medical facility. With the number of MEDEVACs performed by Coalition rotary wing aircraft for the ANSF in a steep decline a great percentage of the wounded die. SFAATs advising the ANSF in the North of Kabul (NoK) area of Afghanistan along the Afghan-Pakistan border are providing medical training to the ABP so they can administer first aid prior to evacuation to a medical facility. Learn more in "Turning border police into lifesavers in Afghanistan's remotest places", Stars and Stripes, January 1, 2014.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Afghan Border Police (ABP) Extend Presence into Southern Helmand Province

ABP Interacting with Children
(Photo: Cpl. Alfred Lopez, USMC)
Establishing a strong relationship with the local population is critical to any successful counterinsurgency operation.

Until recently Afghan National Security Forces have been unable to reach the people in the southern areas of Khan Neshin, Helmand province’s southernmost district.

Following Operation Highland Thunder, where Marines and sailors of 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion and 3rd Bn., 3rd Marine Regiment, cleared previously unoccupied areas of Khan Neshin, Afghan Border Policemen have been able to engage with the population, ensuring their security and safety from insurgents operating in the area.

Afghan policemen with 2nd Tolai, 1st ABP Kandak, have partnered with Marines of Alpha Company, 1st LAR, to police and patrol through villages where ANSF presence was previously non-existent.

Read the rest of this story at the following link:  Learn more about the Afghan Border Police or ABP.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Afghan Border Police (ABP) Suffer From Corrupt Medical Officers Within the Ministry of Interior (MoI)

The Afghan Border Police (ABP) have a tough job; but it is made even tougher with a lack of medical personnel and medical supplies. Although the Ministry of Interior (MoI) receives plenty of money to keep the ABP units in the field supplied with medicine and medical equipment - the units don't receive it. For the most part the fault lies with corrupt Ministry of Interior officials in Kabul that sell the medical supplies and equipment on the black market. As with almost everything in Afghanistan corruption has once again diminished the effectiveness of an Afghan organization. This has a disastrous effect on the morale and fighting effectiveness of the Afghan Border Police.  Read more in "Corruption, mismanagement handicap Afghan Police", Stars and Stripes, February 29, 2012.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Afghan National Border Police Receives Contraband Training in Afghanistan

Members of the Afghan National Border Police received training in customs and border procedures recently in Afghanistan.  A Military Police platoon of the 10th Mountain Division provided the training with assistance from the U.S. Customs Border Patrol.  The training was for a Contraband Enforcement Team (CET).  Read more in "Ready, CET, Go! A new training program begins at Afghan border",, January 16, 2011.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Afghan Border Patrol (ABP) Get K-9 Dog Training

The Afghan Border Patrol (ABP) is receiving training in utilizing K-9 dogs to search for explosives at airports and other critical locations.  Several dog handlers and dogs have just finished with an intensive six-month dog handler training program.  Read more in "The Human is Very Clever, but the Dog is Much More Clever", NATO Training Mission Afghanistan, January 9, 2011.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Abdul Razziq - An Afghan Border Police Colonel Keeping Spin Boldak, Afghanistan Quiet - In a Corrupt Way

A war correspondent, Rajiv Chandresekarar of The Washington Post, has provided us with a somewhat complimentary view of a corrupt Colonel in the Afghan Border Police (ABP).  Col Abdul Razziq is in command of 3,000 uniformed policemen and several thousand militiamen in the south of Afghanistan headquartered in Spin Boldak.  Col Razziq is extremely corrupt yet very efficient when it comes to providing security and chasing the Taliban.

Accusations against him include supporting the Karzai family with proceeds taking from cross-border tariffs of goods coming in from Pakistan, rigging ballot boxes in two past elections to ensure Karzai and his cronies get elected, involvement in the drug trade, and paying bribes to ensure his position of power does not diminish.

Coalition leaders seem perplexed on what to do with Razziq.  While he stands for everything that is bad about the corrupt Afghan government he is one of the few officials within the government that actually gets anything done. U.S. Army Special Forces are reported to enjoy a good relationship with him.  So for the time being he stays in place and in power.

Read the rest of the article in "The Afghan Robin Hood", The Washington Post, October 4, 2010.