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Afghanistan: Will fingerprint data point Taliban to targets?

Afghanistan: Will fingerprint data point Taliban to targets?

"We would go into villages and enrol people into this biometric data system," US Marine Special Operations Command veteran Peter Kiernan recalls. "You had a device about 12 inches by six inches wide. It would scan their fingerprints, it would scan their retina, it would also take a picture of them." It's been a busy week for Mr Kiernan. In Afghanistan, he was in charge of 12 local interpreters.

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