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Did you know? Carabinieri train police in Afghanistan

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Since December, a contingent of Italy's Carabinieri have been working in western Afghanistan to train more than one thousand Afghan policemen, according to the Italian Embassy.

These members of the Carabinieri, Italy's uniformed national police force and a branch of the country's armed forces, are involved as part of either a Specialty Training Team (STT), as well as a newly created "Police Operational Mentor and Liaison Team" (PomLt). They have already trained 60 Afghan instructors and are currently teaching 300 policement from the Afghan national civil order police, according to the Embassy.

Additionally, they are running a new training center -- the largest police school in the country -- in Adraskan, 40 kilometers from the city of Herat.