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Real patient or suicide bomber? The perils of being a Kabul ambulance driver

Afghan police have increased searches of emergency vehicles since recent attack – a deadly delay in an already dangerous city

As Kabul ambulance driver Zemari Khan raced a bleeding patient to hospital on Thursday, he came to one of the city’s latticework of checkpoints. A long line of vehicles had suddenly been waved through, but Khan was ordered to stop, hand over his ID and open the rear door so a police officer could check if his patient was real.

In the week since the Taliban detonated an explosives-laden ambulance on a busy shopping street, killing 105 people, life has become harder across the Afghan capital – but particularly so for its paramedics.

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Source: gad