US Trains Afghans in Crime-solving TechAug 08, 2012
The U.S. military plans to teach Afghan police the latest crime-solving laboratory techniques in a forensic academy built by Washington in Kabul, Daily Telegraph reported.
Afghan police will receive training on DNA profiling and fingerprint analysis in a training program which could result in catching Taliban bombers as well as other criminals, the newspaper reported. The training program comes as NATO begins withdrawing its remaining soldiers from the country for a complete withdraw by 2014.
NATO currently has around 200 of its own forensic experts in seven military laboratories, working to gather evidence from insurgent suspects, homemade bombs and found mobile phones, according to the daily. When these laboratories scale back, Afghan authorities will be left without the ability to gather or interpret forensic evidence themselves.
Source: Turkish Weekly