Former Taliban fighters are hired to clear minefields in Afghanistan

Hundreds of former Taliban fighters are being recruited by a British charity to clear landmines in Afghanistan.

Major General James Cowan, ex-commander of British troops in Helmand province, said the former insurgents were swapping AK47s for mine-detectors to earn £230 a month.

He said that although he had lost 64 of his soldiers to the Taliban, he felt they now shared a ‘common sense of purpose’ and were ‘honourable’ men.

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Source: MailOnline