Afghanistan in need of policewomen
Difficulties in recruiting women hinder efforts to stop Taliban attackers in burqa.
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2010 14:56 GMT

Afghanistan's police force is having a hard time trying to recruit women, which has been a major stumbling block in the government's plans to step up security efforts against the Taliban.

Many Taliban fighters - dressed as women in a burqa -  have infiltrated city check points with weapons and explosives hidden underneath their dress.   

In Afghan culture, only women are allowed to search beneath the veils of other women, which is becoming a growing security problem.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Kandahar.

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