Afghanistan security worsening, say aid groups and analysts on the ground

Published on 29 December 2010

RECENT upbeat assessments by the White House on the Afghanistan war have been called into question by analysts and aid groups on the ground, who say the security situation has been getting worse. (..) A recent United Nations analysis also concluded that security was deteriorating in growing pockets across the country. For instance, the UN's World Food Program has stopped sending its own trucks along the road that links Kabul to Bamiyan, one of the country's safest regions, because a bomb killed four of its staff on the route in July.

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