Afghan Govt Plans to Double Female Police Numbers as Attacks Increase

Afghanistan has said it will more than double the number of female officers in its police force by 2024, according to Reuters report.

Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi said Afghanistan needed more female police to address the needs of women and girls, as he pledged to increase the number of women in the force to 10,000.

The announcement came against a surge of targeted attacks on officials and prominent women around the country as the government negotiates a power-sharing deal with the Taliban.

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