Contractors to Remain in Afghanistan Despite Attacks

    Local and foreign contractors in Afghanistan said they will remain engaged in the country despite the rising number of attacks on private contractors there, The Associated Press reports. The contractors, however, are forced further behind heavily armed perimeters and blast walls, the news agency adds.

    Security is driving up the cost and slowing down reconstruction projects in the country, majority of the contractors said.

    Devex reported earlier that U.S. and other foreign contractors in Afghanistan have increasingly become the targets of attacks, reportedly by the Taliban.

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