Kabul on high alert as US extends deadline for removing troops from Afghanistan

2nd May, 2021

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US soldiers, part of the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) patrol west of Kabul, Afghanistan in this file photo. (AP Photo)

Military patrols and security were being increased in main cities around the country. Kabul security was ramped up on Saturday as the city braced for reaction from the insurgent Taliban as US troops still present under President Joe Biden's orders, beyond the May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed in 2020 with the Trump administration.

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