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Afghan Army Officer Reportedly Claims Asylum In Britain

  • RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan

An Afghan delegate at the NATO summit in Britain has reportedly claimed asylum upon arriving in London.

The British newspaper “The Times” reported on September 4 that Army Colonel Enayatullah Barack asked for asylum when his plane landed at Heathrow Airport.

RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan reports that Barack was supposed to be the Afghan delegation’s flag carrier at the NATO summit, which started on September 4 in Wales.

The delegation included high-ranking Afghan government officials, including Defense Minister Bismilalh Mohamad, and the army's chief of staff, General Sher Mohamad Karimi.

There has been no comment from the Afghan government.

With reporting by "The Times"
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