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A British Student Has Been ‘Rescued’ By Forces After Travelling To Afghanistan On Holiday After Picking It From A List Of Most Dangerous Places

A British student who travelled to Afghanistan on holiday has been ‘rescued’ by the British army.

A British student who decided to go on holiday to Afghanistan ‘because it was dangerous’ has been ‘rescued by the British army’.

Miles Routledge, 21 who arrived in Kabul this week, just days before the Taliban took hold of the capital.

The Loughborough University student had went to the war torn country after having looked up the most dangerous places to visit in the world and picked it off a list.

He posted updates on social media about his experiences in recent days, including claims he had encountered the Taliban seen dead bodies and escaped gunfire by sheltering in a safe house.

Routledge told the Press Association that he and others were given refuge in what he described as a NATO-controlled building in Kabul.

“I’m just ready to run with a backpack at a moment’s notice” he said as gunfire was claimed to be coming from the airport – less than 100m from the compound.

The student claimed the compound had a pool, canteen and gym.

He said: “These NATO guys are amazing, they really do make you feel safe and looked after.”

The physics student has received widespread criticism on social media after going viral and admitted he had “bitten off more than I can chew”.

On Tuesday, the student said he had got a place on a list for evacuation from Kabul, and later posted a video of himself and others landing in what he described as a British Army plane.

Miles Routledge on a RAF evacuation flight, (Picture: Facebook)

British troops had arrived in the Afghan capital over the weekend as part of Operation Pitting to help rescue UK nationals and staff.

“The happy ending: landed in Dubai thanks to the brilliant people at the British army. All safe!” he wrote.



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