Afghan National Police (ANP) soldier Hamidullah, from Helmand province, has built his own missile that can travel for 6kms.
Hamidullah said it took him four months to build his missile and cost him a total of over $1,500 USD.
“It cost $1,521 dollars and I paid all the expenses from my monthly salary,” Hamidullah said.
According to him, the lack of heavy artillery for security forces inspired him to build the missile.
Hamidullah, who has been a policeman for six years, said the missile he made has a much longer range than the police issued rockets.
“The idea came to me because the police do not get heavy weapons and government has not equipped the police with heavy weapons and hence I made the missile to use it against the enemy,” said Hamidullah.
He said if government supports him, he will make more such weapons for the police forces.
“So far, neither Russia nor the US has made such missiles and I tested it in front of you and can target up to 6km; if government helps me, I will train others and will also make different types of weapons,” Hamidullah added.
Meanwhile, a number of Hamidullah’s colleagues on the battlefield have raised their voices about the lack of heavy weapons on the battlefield.
“We really need such heavy weapons. However, our check post are on the first line of battle and every day we witness war here but we don’t receive heavy weapons, and with the missile that Hamidullah has made now we can secure our check post’s equipment,” said Abdul Malik a police soldier in Helmand province.