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Latest update : 2008-09-24

Despite continuing bombings and kidnappings, the security situation is said to have improved in the Afghan capital. The NATO-led international force has handed over Kabul to Afghan policemen, but they are still visible in the city.

On Wednesday, a landmine planted by Taliban insurgents in a Kabul police post killed three officers as they were investigating the death of other policemen in an earlier attack.

 

Yet according to rare opinion polls and reports by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), security has improved in the Afghan capital.

 

On August 28, the ISAF transferred the protection of Kabul's citizens to 7,000 Afghan policemen, backed up by 3,000 Afghan soldiers. However, the city's inhabitants have limited confidence in those troops.

 

"We trust the Afghan army when the Americans or other foreign troops are with them", a Kabul resident named Farid told FRANCE 24. "But we have heard in the media and through ISAF representatives that they may leave. We think they should stay with our army."

 

Although Kabul is no longer the scene of all-out war, bombings and kidnapping are rife. Despite the official security handover, foreign troops can still be seen in the capital.

Date created : 2008-09-24

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