Afghanistan could be 'safe haven' for terrorists, with dangerous repercussions for South-east Asia: Experts

Hundreds of South-east Asians had trained in Afghanistan 30 to 40 years ago.
Hundreds of South-east Asians had trained in Afghanistan 30 to 40 years ago.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Extremists in South-east Asia are anticipating the return of Afghanistan as a "safe haven" following the withdrawal of US military forces from the country later this year, a new report on South-east Asia's terror landscape has said.

Experts told The Straits Times on Friday (June 4) that this could have dangerous repercussions for Singapore and the region.

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