Afghanistan bans use of drone cameras

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Kabul, June 8 (IANS) Afghanistan on Tuesday imposed a ban on the use of drone cameras amid fears that the device could be used by militant groups for surveillance purposes.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the decision to put a ban on the use of drone cameras was taken by the National Security Council of Afghanistan.

The ministry urged all media institutions to abstain from the use of drone cameras, insisting that such a device could create security issues for the security organs of the country due to its vast coverage.

It was not yet clear if such drones have been used by the anti-government armed militant groups so far.

This comes as the security situation in the country has sharply deteriorated amid rampant Taliban-led insurgency across the country.

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The Taliban have intensified their attacks in various provinces of the country since they announced their spring offensive in April.



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