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Armoured Vehicles Left by Danish Mission in Afghanistan May Give Taliban an Edge.
The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles formerly leased from the US in 2014 to provide mobility, protection and combat power for the Danish mission in Afghanistan are specially developed to deal with counter-insurgencies in cities and are resistant against roadside bombs.
At least 27 heavily armoured military vehicles have been left in Afghanistan during Denmark’s evacuation from the war-torn country amid the US-led coalition’s speedy withdrawal, Danish Radio has reported citing internal documents.
The MRAP-type vehicles (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) were leased from the US in 2014 to provide mobility, protection and combat power for the Danish mission in Afghanistan. The vehicles are specially developed to deal with counter-insurgencies in cities and are resistant against roadside bombs. The cars also feature a protected, rotating tower on the roof, where a machine gun can be mounted.
According to Danish Radio, a single MRAP costs up to $930,000. Denmark may thus have left equipment to the tune of DKK $25 million.
Until the end of May this year, the armoured vehicles were used by the Danish escort and emergency services. However, the vehicles were returned to Kabul some ten weeks before the Taliban occupied the city and the Western coalition began its hectic evacuation.

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