Defence Minister visits Czech military police unit in Iraq

Defence Minister Karel Kuhnl on Saturday visited the Czech military police unit in Shaiba, southern Iraq. He was taken around the military base and spoke with police officers and doctors about the conditions they were working in. The country currently has a 90 member military police unit in Shaiba as well as a small surgical team which works in a British hospital. The Czech Parliament recently extended the Czech unit's stay in Iraq by another two months in connection with the January elections which will involve increased security risks.