This photograph taken on November 26, 2017 shows Zainullah, a 28 year-old Afghan who was working as an interpreter with French troops, drinking tea during an interview with an AFP reporter in Kabul. AFP / NOORULLAH SHIRZADA
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Last Wednesday, Zainullah was wounded in a suicide motorcycle attack in front of his home north of Kabul, as he spoke to a NATO patrol.In June he received a threatening phone call and, shortly after, was shot in his garden by two gunmen on motorbikes.More telephone threats have followed, voices speaking to him in the accents of Kandahar, the Taliban's birthplace in Afghanistan's south. Zainullah even has his access badges to the French bases in Kabul and in Surobi.Embattled police are themselves increasingly targeted in attacks and are short on time and resources.There are 152 Afghans, mainly former translators but also cooks, drivers, mechanics and others who worked for international forces, whose requests for relocation have been rejected by France, according to their lawyer Caroline Decroix, based in Paris.Zainullah said he did not have the means to keep moving.His older brother worked as a translator for British troops and now lives in the U.K. with his family.
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