19 May 2021

Afghanistan: Fears schoolgirls will be first in line of fire after US withdrawal

International Editor

The horror of this month’s bomb attack on a girls’ school in Kabul is still being felt across Afghanistan.

Violence in the region has intensified since the US announced it would withdraw its forces entirely by September 11 – a delicate security situation made all the more precarious by the uncertainty of peace talks between the Afghan government, the US and the Taliban, which are now in jeopardy.

We are in Kabul.