15 Nov. 2008
PR# 2008-617

ISAF engineers enable ANP to provide security

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — ISAF engineers built two checkpoints here to help the Afghan National Police provide better security to the city. (ISAF photo)

KABUL, Afghanistan — ISAF engineers from the United Kingdom’s 24 Commando Royal Engineer Regiment have constructed two checkpoints near Aynack, 10 kilometres south of Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, to enable the Afghan National Police to provide security for the city.

The engineers were led by Lieutenant Jane Thorley. She said, “This was a very satisfying project to be involved in because we feel we have made a real contribution to the Afghan National Police taking on responsibility for the security of Helmand.”

The engineers, who were protected by C Company from the 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, took two days to build each of the checkpoints, which overlook the road running south from Lashkar Gah to Garmsir district.

The Lashkar Gah chief of police, Asadullah Sherzad, said, “These checkpoints will help us to dominate the approach to the city and provide security in the area. We are really pleased with the work that the engineers have done. Together we shall defeat the enemies of peace.”

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