Political Risk

37 Afghan Security Force Members Switch Sides, Join Taliban in Uruzgan

“At least 37 Afghan security force members, including soldiers and police, have switched sides to join the local Taliban in Uruzgan – taking their weapons with them, said officials Thursday. District governor of Khas Urozgan, Abdul Karim Karimi confirmed the reports but said that a number of these defectors have since been killed by the Taliban after crossing over.”

Source: 37 Afghan Security Force Members Switch Sides, Join Taliban in Uruzgan

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