An Afghan gardener has vowed to protect Britain’s war graves from being desecrated by the Taliban.
Ainullah Rahimi, 53, said: “As long as I’m alive, I will look after these graves and these memorials. “If the Taliban come I will tell them this is my job, and I will do my job as long as I have life.”
The names of soldiers killed in Afghanistan are etched on black stone slabs in the British Cemetery in Kabul.
Abdul Samay’s brother Saboor, 45, has also volunteered to help.
He said: “We grew up in this graveyard.
“We planted the grape vines and the peach trees, the plums and the almonds and the mulberry bushes. Our beards have grown grey here. “Of course, we are scared of the Taliban, but we are too old to leave. “We have to wait and see what happens.”