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Afghanistan could implode, MPs warn

Afghanistan will fall apart unless Nato countries urgently fulfil promises to send troops, the Commons foreign affairs select committee warned yesterday. With violence rising ahead of an election scheduled for October, the MPs concluded: “There is a real danger that if these resources are not provided soon Afghanistan – a fragile state in one of the most sensitive and volatile regions of the world – could implode, with terrible consequences.” The prediction came 24 hours after Médecins sans Frontières announced it is to end its operations in the country after 23 years because of the deterioration in security. The cross-party committee of MPs, in a 174-page report entitled Foreign Policy Aspects of the War Against Terrorism, also expressed concern over Iraq and the risk that it too could become a failed state that will create regional instability. Full Story

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