After a female tattoo artist in Afghanistan opened her mobile shop, she started receiving threats from Islamist groups. Body tattoos are looked down upon in Afghanistan's conservative society, as Islam, generally, forbids pictorial depiction.
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Former Bundeswehr employees in Afghanistan are finding it difficult to apply for asylum in Germany. They're facing increased threats from the Taliban, who consider them "traitors" for working with foreign forces.
As NATO forces begin their withdrawal from Afghanistan, some clerics and Islamist groups sympathetic to the Afghan Taliban are accused of intensifying efforts to solicit support for the militant group.
A bomb attack in Afghanistan killed nearly 70 people — mostly young schoolgirls — over the weekend. The country faces an uncertain future, with peace talks practically stalled and US troops preparing to leave.
NATO's in-country employees tell DW they could be targeted by the Taliban after foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan. Militants consider the alliance's Afghan employees "traitors" for working for occupying forces.
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