Afghan Police back to work, alongside Taliban at Kabul airport
New Delhi : Afghan police officials have returned to work at Kabul airport guarding checkpoints alongside Taliban security for the first time since the terrorist group took over the nation on August 15.
The police had left their posts in fear of what Taliban would do to them.
According to a news report, officers have returned to work on Saturday after receiving calls from Taliban commanders.
On Sunday, an AFP correspondent at the airport saw border police members deployed at several checkpoints outside the main buildings of the airport, including the domestic terminal.
"I came back to work yesterday more than two weeks after being sent home," one of the police force members told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"I received a call from a senior Taliban commander who asked me to come back," another officer said.
"Yesterday was great, so happy to serve again."
Kabul airport was the key to evacuation drive done by the US and other countries till August 30. Over 120,000 people were evacuated from Afghanistan.
An Afghan airline resumed domestic flights last week, while Pakistan International Airlines is expected to begin flights from Islamabad to Kabul in coming days.