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Australia to shut embassy in Afghanistan over violence fears

There are fears that the withdrawal of the US-led Nato force could plunge Afghanistan back into a full-scale war.

Australia to shut embassy in Afghanistan over violence fears

Australia to shut embassy in Afghanistan over violence fears photo credit: bbc

Australia has said it will shut its embassy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Friday, as the withdrawal of international troops proceed.

Statement

In a statement, Canberra spoke of “an increasingly uncertain security environment” in the country and said that Australian diplomats would visit Afghanistan regularly – but would be based elsewhere in the region.

There are fears that the withdrawal of the US-led Nato force could plunge Afghanistan back into a full-scale war.

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