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Police preparing counter-terror squad

Published on Jan 07 2009 // Main News
Thimphu, January 06: After armed attack in Sarpang killing four forest guards by little known United Revolutionary Front of Bhutan (URFB), the government is mulling over expansion of military force. 
Police chief Col Kipchu Namgyal a security squad will be formed under the 'Special Reserve Police Force' mentioned in the Police Bill to counter the armed attacks. 
He said preparations are required to tackle future attacks as well, whose strength will be around 178 personnel in the beginning who are well-built, well-qualified and medically fit.
The current police strength of the country is 4,000. Bhutan News Service
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