Taliban seizes US military biometric devices

Taliban seizes US military biometric devices which can identify Afghans who aided coalition efforts in country

An unidentified JSOC official said that the Taliban acquired biometrics equipment that contains data like iris scans and fingerprints of Afghans who aided the US and allies in country.

They said that the portable devices could be used to access sensitive information from large, centralized military databases, and potentially expose those who helped resist the Taliban.

The International Rescue Committee estimates that over 300,000 Afghan civilians were involved with the American mission over the past two decades.