Thursday, 25 February 2016

Russia provided 10 000 AK-47 to Afghanistan yesterday to help Kabul contain the insurgency

A cargo plane laden with 10,000 AK-47s landed in Kabul on Wednesday, the first part of a major Russian military aid package aimed at helping Kabul contain a resurgent insurgency. The delivery came almost three decades after the Soviet Union pulled out of Afghanistan in humiliation after a 10-year occupation. The anniversary of the withdrawal on February 15 was commemorated as a national holiday across Afghanistan.
An Afghan Local Police recruit fires an AK-47 rifle during a weapons class
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