ATHENS: Afghan tries to set himself on fire outside US embassy

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An Afghan national attempted to set himself on fire outside of the US Embassy in Athens, on Wednesday afternoon, as reported by Greek TV channel Open TV.

The Afghan was at the corner of Petros Kokkalis and Gelonos Streets at 15:30 when he doused himself with a flammable liquid, but policeĀ  in the area quickly immobilised him before he set himself on fire.

According to police, the 40 year old male was protesting the US withdrawal in Afghanistan which led to the country being taken over by the Taliban, sparking a mass exodus of civilians.

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