Tajik, Afghan security personnel undergo training in Tajikistan


DUSHANBE -- Tajik and Afghan security personnel completed or are undergoing training in Tajikistan in two locations.

Seventeen Afghan border guard officers Wednesday (August 9) finished a four-week-long Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) patrol and leadership training course at the Gissar Training Centre, said the OSCE in a Thursday (August 10) statement.

The Afghans "improved their knowledge of map reading, pathfinding and provision of first aid in the field", said the OSCE. Their focus was "analysis and observation using topographic maps, satellite imagery and other tools".

Meanwhile, Tajik Drug Control Agency (AKN) personnel stationed in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province (GBAO) have begun training financed by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the AKN said in a Thursday statement.

The courses will last 10 days in various parts of the GBAO. AKN instructors and retired AKN agents are teaching the GBAO-based AKN personnel about how to solve drug crimes.

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