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Brit stuck in Kabul after going to Afghanistan on HOLIDAY tells worried pals ‘I’m in a bit of a pickle’

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A BRIT who is stuck in Kabul after going to Afghanistan on HOLIDAY has told his worried pals that he’s in “a bit of a pickle”.

Miles Routledge, 22, from Birmingham has claimed that he has been abandoned by the British Embassy.

Miles Routledge, 22, is trapped in Kabul while the Taliban seize control


Miles Routledge, 22, is trapped in Kabul while the Taliban seize controlCredit: facebook/Miles Le-vesconte Routledge
The physics student has told friends that he's 'in a bit of a pickle'


The physics student has told friends that he’s ‘in a bit of a pickle’Credit: facebook/Miles Le-vesconte Routledge

He is now hiding out in a United Nations safehouse in Kabul after trying several times to flee the war-torn city, reports The Spectator.

The physics student picked the location for his trip after googling “the most dangerous cities to visit.”

He told the website: “I was under the impression that the country wouldn’t fall for another month, so I thought it was going to be fine.

“I’d seen videos on YouTube of people going. I thought maybe the worst case would be food poisoning.”


Miles has been documenting his trip on Twitch, the live streaming platform, and on 4chan, the message board site.

He yesterday told his viewers: ‘I was fully prepared for death, I accepted it.

“This trip has been a test of God. I’m very religious so I believe I’ll be looked after. 

“Before I left I wrote a letter to my friends saying that if I died, not to feel guilty, that I would die happy and religious and proud.”

But on Facebook he spoke to his friends more lightheartedly – this morning simply posting: “No more flights in Kabul, I’m stuck in Afghanistan. Bit of a pickle.”

The student believes that he may be safe because of a £15 joke purchase he made which gives him the right to use the title “Lord” – which is seen on his American Express card.

He told his followers: “The Taliban may see that as reason enough to keep me alive, thinking it may hold some negotiating power as they’ll think I’m important. 

“Let’s hope it won’t get to that stage though.”

Miles said he still hopes to break cover in the coming days and reach a commercial flight home out of Kabul – which he joked was preferable to “staying permanently in a grave.”

Earlier today Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country after the Taliban stormed the capital Kabul and seized his palace.

The fanatics have released 5,000 prisoners and taken control of the air base as the government dramatically collapsed this afternoon.

It comes hours after the Taliban took control of Jalalabad and means they now have seized every city in the war-torn country.

A few days ago United States officials predicted it would take 30 days for the Taliban to reach Kabul – and 90 to take the city – but they have swept all before them in a terrifying rampage.

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