Head of Afghan police training says high casualties are deadly cost of doing the army's job

December 28, 2014 5:45 AM

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Head of Afghan police training says high casualties are deadly cost of doing the army's job

In this picture taken on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, Afghanistan's police officers stand guard near the French Cultural Center, which was targeted by a suicide attacker in Kabul, Afghanistan. As U.S. and international combat troops leave Afghanistan after more than 13 years fighting the Talban, Afghan policemen are dying in record numbers as they perform dangerous tasks usually reserved for the military, according to the head of the European-funded mission to train the police force. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini) (The Associated Press)

In this picture taken on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, Afghanistan's police officers walk near the French Cultural Center, which was targeted by a suicide attacker in Kabul, Afghanistan. Some 5,000 members of Afghanistan's security forces - army, police and armed rural defense units - have died this year...

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