KABUL - A senior military official in Afghan Defense Ministry has said Afghan neighbors don't want Afghanistan to have a robust and strong army.
Deputy Defense Minister Inayatullah Nazari said neighboring countries harm Afghan national army and refuse to let the forces grow strong enough to defend their country.
Mr. Nazari said Afghan army has significantly increased in recent years.
Once again the insurgents want Afghanistan to turn into a safe haven to terrorists, he said.
"There has always been efforts to stop the Afghan army develop a good capacity and strength," Mr. Nazari said.
Around 142 cadets, including 22 women graduated from Kabul Military Training Centre and joined the Afghan army.
"Our respectful sisters and brothers voluntarily joined the Afghan army after completing their training period," the commander of Kabul Military Training Centre, Gen. Aminullah Patyani said.
The Afghan security forces are expected to undertake full security responsibility by the end of 2014. (Tolo News)