China-Russia special forces joint training ends

Updated: 2013-06-20 20:53


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BEIJING - Chinese and Russian special forces concluded a 10-day joint training exercise in Beijing on Thursday.

During the "Cooperation 2013" exercise, special forces from both countries had training in shooting, forced entry, hostage rescue and terrorist camp raids.

Forty-six personnel from a special force of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force (PAPF), and 29 from a special task force unit of Russia's domestic security force, took part in the exercise, according to the PAPF.

Chinese and Russian officers learnt lessons from each other and improved their skills and tactics to maintain stability and fight terrorism, the PAPF said.

The two sides previously conducted a joint anti-terrorism drill, "Cooperation 2007," in Russia in September that year.

The just-concluded drill marks the PAPF's first invitation of a foreign counterpart to conduct a joint exercise in China.