A Taliban fighter stands guard in Kabul on August 2, near the neighbourhood where a US drone strike killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Taliban fighter stands guard in Kabul on August 2, near the neighbourhood where a US drone strike killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Photo: EPA-EFE
Afghanistan

Why Afghanistan’s terrorism problem is bad for China – and Pakistan too

  • After al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri’s killing, analysts warn instability under the Taliban could again turn Afghanistan into a terrorists’ haven
  • The group’s anti-Pakistan affiliate is also gathering in strength, threatening Chinese interests in a region filled with belt and road projects

A Taliban fighter stands guard in Kabul on August 2, near the neighbourhood where a US drone strike killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Taliban fighter stands guard in Kabul on August 2, near the neighbourhood where a US drone strike killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Photo: EPA-EFE
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