Police unit could aid troops on foreign missions

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29 November 2004 COLOGNE - German Defence Minister Peter Struck is considering sending a federal police unit to help relieve Bundeswehr troops on foreign missions including Afghanistan.Struck told Germany's Deutschlandfunk radio the Federal Border Guard could take over some policing duties currently carried out by the Bundeswehr in the Balkans and Afghanistan. These could include patrols and anti-drugs operations.The minister said he was discussing the plan with Interior Minister Otto Schily.

29 November 2004 

COLOGNE - German Defence Minister Peter Struck is considering sending a federal police unit to help relieve Bundeswehr troops on foreign missions including Afghanistan.

Struck told Germany's Deutschlandfunk radio the Federal Border Guard could take over some policing duties currently carried out by the Bundeswehr in the Balkans and Afghanistan. These could include patrols and anti-drugs operations.

The minister said he was discussing the plan with Interior Minister Otto Schily.
 

DPA

Subject: German news

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