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Australian military supports Afghan presidential election

The Kabul Garrison Command adviser team’s Australian military mentors have recently helped support Afghanistan’s presidential election through training, advice and assistance.

The corps-level joint command headquarters, which is staffed by Afghan Army, Police and Directorate of Security personnel, commanded and controlled security operations for polling centres across Kabul during September elections.

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Adviser Colonel Amanda Johnston said the command’s successful security operations facilitated the democratic progress in a challenging security environment.

“Threats in Kabul remain dynamic, with multiple violent extremist and criminal groups vying for influence in the city,” COL Johnston said.

“The fact that so many Afghans resisted this intimidation to cast their votes is testament to their determination to support a democratic future for Afghanistan.”

The current rotation of Australian advisers arrived in July and are the sixth to be deployed to the command.

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Major George Tapp said Kabul remained the focal point for ensuring Afghanistan consolidated its hard-won security gains.

“Slow and steady success is being made. On election day, layered and integrated security processes prevented major disruptions to polling centres across Kabul,” MAJ Tapp said.

The preliminary results of the presidential election are set to be made public next week, after consultations with election commissioners to ensure the transparency of the results.

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