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Hammond: Afghan interpreters allowed to resettle in the UK

Up to 600 Afghans who worked as interpreters or in other dangerous roles supporting allied forces in Helmand will be allowed to resettle in the UK, the government has confirmed.

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said other locally engaged staff would be able to enrol on training courses and given severance packages.

Afghan workers had "played a vital role" in the campaign, he told MPs.

But campaigners said the plan was "half-baked", with many still at risk.

Alastair Leithead reports on one disturbing case of a young translator whose life has been destroyed by the Taliban.

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