US military withdraws from Afghanistan base, leaves Pokémon behind

US military newspaper Stars and Stripes has reflected on the ongoing withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan “through the lens of Pokémon Go”.

An article published over the weekend includes interviews with former and currently serving members of the US armed forces who played Pokémon Go while stationed on the base at Bagram Airfield, near Kabul, over the past few years.

According to the story, the base previously hosted a “thriving” Pokémon Go community made up of troops, contractors and visiting civilians “who played the game while exercising and after work”.

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