300 Afghan police killed in MayAfghan interior ministry on Monday informed of increase in Afghan police forces, and nearly 300 Afghan national police (ANP) and Afghan local police (ALP) officers were killed during the past one month.

Sediq Sediq, spokesman for the interior ministry of Afghanistan said at least 299 Afghan police officers were killed and nearly 618 others were injured.

While speaking during a press conference, Sediq Sediqi said at least 753 militants were also killed and around 300 others were arrested during the same period.

Mr. Sediqi further added nearly 180 Afghan civilians were also killed during the clashes and violence across the country during the past one month.

The latest statistics by interior ministry reflects an increase in Afghan security forces casualties as they have taken full lead of the military operations across the country, while coalition security forces casualties have dramatically decreased.

According to repots around 807 Afghan security forces and 365 civilians have been killed during the first five months of 2013, while coalition security forces casualties have been recorded around 63 service members.

At least 365 Afghan security forces and 338 civilians were killed during the similar period last year, but coalition security forces casualties were around 177 members.

In the meantime Afghan interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said that improvised explosive device (IED) are one of the main threats for the Afghan national security forces.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.