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26 Afghans deported from Germany arrive in Kabul

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Twenty-six Afghan men arrived in the capital Kabul early on Wednesday after being deported from Germany, airport officials said.

The chartered flight landed at 7.15 a.m. (0245 GMT), the officials said.

It marked the 37th deportation flight from Germany to Afghanistan since December 2016.

According to officials, 1,015 failed asylum seekers have been sent back to Afghanistan since then.

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The deportations have been deeply controversial, with critics saying that the war-torn country is too dangerous to send asylum seekers back to.

Almost daily attacks by Taliban militants are taking a toll on civilians in the country.

The Islamic State militia is also active in the country.

In spite of the start of peace talks, the conflict between the Taliban and the Afghan government continues.

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Afghanistan has been a battleground for four decades, in addition to regular clashes across the country, targeted killings and bomb attacks occur more often in Kabul.

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