Compétition internationale
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Check Point

by Hamed ALIZADA


A number of containers stand by one the main roads going into Kabul. They are a police checkpoint where fifteen policemen work, eat and sleep, never leaving their submachine gun. They come from the neighbouring villages, but their life is here, at this intersection. All day and all night, they watch, search vehicles, check on drivers and passengers. This is a risky and unpleasant job because of the bombings, the anger expressed by impatient drivers, the criticism the policemen face, accused as they are of corruption, abuse of power, uniform and arm trafficking, rape…

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