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Taliban attack on expats in Kabul cafe is likely to accelerate disengagement

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Guardian, 19 January 2014

Emma Graham Harrison picks up the jist of AAN’s dispatch on the Taverna attack in her article:”This was an attack on foreign civilians targeted merely for being foreign – a rare occasion in this Afghan war,” the Afghanistan Analysts Network said in a report on the killings. “It is unlikely that an attack on a restaurant will prompt international missions to stop their work, but the psychological effect is not to be underestimated.

“Pressure from home countries is likely to rise, demanding more restrictions or the withdrawal of personnel. But more security regulations and less personnel means even more compromises on the quality of aidand policymaking.”

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