Afghan police deflate a car’s tires on a street in Kabul as an anti-theft measure.
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Police patrol the Afghan capital on a warm Sunday, but not to hunt extremists.Kabul and its estimated 5 million inhabitants are at war, a prime target for Taliban-led insurgent attacks as well as assaults by a nascent Daesh (ISIS).A series of attacks have ripped across Kabul in recent months, militants armed with bombs and guns killing dozens of people, including the assault targeting Shiites during the Ashoura festival earlier in October that left 14 people dead.In July, the militant group, which is struggling to gain a foothold in Afghanistan, claimed bombings that tore through minority Shiite Hazara protesters in Kabul, killing 84 people in the deadliest attack in the capital since 2001 .Official data shows up to 300 cars were stolen in Kabul's streets from March to July – slightly down from last year, but still frustrating for police.
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