12 July 2008

PR# 2008-313

Twenty-four Afghans graduate first EOD course


KABUL, Afghanistan - Twenty-four Afghan students graduated from the first explosive ordnance disposal school class for Afghan National Security Forces at Camp Shaneen July 10.

The students from both Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army had successfully finished 26 weeks of training to learn how to safety disarm and dispose of explosives, to include IEDs. 

“I am very proud today to serve for the security of Afghanistan. I hope civilian and authorities continue to support this course,” said Mohammed Ahmadi, the top graduate of the class. 

“Today we are very happy the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police are working in cooperation of this course to diffuse IEDs throughout our country to support our people,” said Afghan General Shir Mahammad Karimy, Director of Operations for the Ministry of Defence. 

ISAF’s liaison officer, French Army Captain Pascal Neynet, added, “The school is important because the students are learning to save lives, which is important to the freedom of Afghanistan.”

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