A huge attack on the British Council building in Kabul last week reminded the world what an unstable place Afghanistan remains.
The attack, on Friday of last week, killed 12 people.
But the details of the attack also expose how foreign officials in Afghanistan are increasingly unwelcome.
The council building had a plain, unassuming exterior in an attempt to stop it being spotted.
The building had retired Gurkha and G4S security staff, fortified concrete walls and even a panic room, where many went to hide and monitor the attack.
As the Western occupation of the country approaches its tenth anniversary, opposition to it grows and the problems get deeper for the imperialist forces there.