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Kabul 'Green Zone' tightened after attacks in Afghan capital

07:03 EDT 6 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Kabul 'Green Zone' tightened after attacks in Afghan capitalBy Hamid Shalizi and James Mackenzie KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan authorities are tightening security in the central area of Kabul housing foreign embassies and government offices after a string of suicide attacks that have caused hundreds of casualties and hit confidence in the Western-backed government. Two months after a truck bomb killed at least 150 people on May 31 in the biggest such attack since the U.S.-led campaign to oust the Taliban in 2001, a series of scanners and cameras have appeared at intersections around the heart of the capital. "In this security plan, our priority is the diplomatic area," Salem Ehsaas, acting police chief of Kabul, told Reuters.


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