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Afghan security police officers stand guard in December 2004 in front of the Pul-e Charkhi prison’s gate in Kabul, Afghanistan. Prisoners in some Afghan-run detention facilities have been beaten and tortured, a United Nations report said Monday.

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UN: Detainees tortured in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Beatings, electric shocks and other forms of torture were administered to suspected Taliban fighters in some Afghan-run detention centers, the U.N. said Monday, even as the U.S. and others have spent billions of dollars training the police and security services.


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