| GEO World|
Afghanistan bans security firms, including ex-Blackwater
| Updated at: 1538 PST, Sunday, October 03, 2010|
KABUL: Afghanistan has formally banned eight foreign private security firms, including the controversial company formerly called Blackwater, a spokesman for President Hamid Karzai said Sunday.
"The process of dissolving eight private security companies and collecting their weapons has been carried out successfully," Waheed Omer told reporters.
"Some of the companies are NCL, FHI, White Eagle, XE (formerly Blackwater)," Omer said.