Don't know what to make of this situation. On the one hand, it is surely a good thing that there are Afghans loyal to the government. But given the violent retaliation by the Taliban it is foolish to publish this man's photograph. He will surely be killed, it's no wonder he looks as if he's seen a ghost. If the Afghan government wants to reward his bravery, it should secure a safe place in a Western society for the man and his family.
Afghan policeman who turned down Taliban bribe is honoured
An Afghan policeman the Taliban tried to recruit in order to betray his comrades has been decorated for infiltrating their suicide bombing network and laying a trap for their arrest.
Mr Weyaar (R), who controlled a small checkpoint in Sar Hawza district of Paktika province, was rewarded last week with a medal from Mujtaba Patang (L), the interior minister Photo: AFP/GETTY
By Ben Farmer
7:50PM GMT 30 Dec 2012
Beyar Khan Weyaar was offered a house in Pakistan and $30,000 (£19,000) in cash to smuggle a team of suicide attackers into a government compound in south eastern Afghanistan.
Instead he told his superiors and played along with the plot until the suicide team assembled and could be seized.
Mr Weyaar, who controlled a small checkpoint in Sar Hawza district of Paktika province, was rewarded last week with a medal from Mujtaba Patang, the interior minister.
The case has thrown some light on the tactics the insurgents use to conduct their spectacular suicide assaults against Afghan and Nato forces.
It also came as relief to Afghan security forces, as infiltration by the Taliban, or coercion serving officers, has been responsible for many insider shootings and security lapses.
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