first published on July 19, 2018 by Josh
Women from the elite counter-terrorism unit in Afghanistan known as the Ktah Khas conduct a training exercise to showcase and demonstrate their capabilities to the government of Afghanistan. This female only tactical platoon is the first of its kind in Afghanistan. The women are attached to the Ktah Khas to act in roles that men cannot while they conduct special missions deep into the heart of Afghanistan in order to defeat IS-K and the Taliban.
The Ktah Khas, also known as the KKA, were one of the first special operations units stood up in Afghanistan with the purpose of combating terrorism within Afghanistan. Initially, they were stood up, funded, and trained by members of the Central Intelligence Agency. In the summer of 2017, they were moved under the command of Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC), as part of the National Mission Brigade. Under this new classification, the Ktah Khas have been renamed the 1st Special Operations Kandak.
In the footage below, which comes to us courtesy of Operation Resolute Support and Sergeant Joseph Parrish, you can view the first all female tactical platoon of the 1st Special Operations Kandak as they display their lethality while training near Kabul, Afghanistan.