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Militants May Use Afghan Chaos to Infiltrate U.S., EU, NATO Says

  • Organization to face ‘soul searching’ after leaving Kabul
  • EU raises concerns that Afghanistan could harbor terrorist
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NATO Says Afghan Militants Could Join Migrants in U.S.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization warned that militants could join migrants fleeing Afghanistan, potentially adding to security threats for Europe and the U.S. after the American withdrawal from Kabul earlier this week.

“We have put in place measures to avoid that, but in big numbers it’s a risk,” Stefano Pontecorvo, NATO’s senior civilian representative to Afghanistan, said in a Friday interview, referring to militants trying to use refugee flows to infiltrate Western countries. “I am sure it’s the case.”