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'Seat blocker' Dopey 'danger tourist' Miles Routledge didn't deserve flight out of Afghanistan

Going to Kabul on your holidays is next-level dumb

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Miles Routledge poses for a selfie in Afghanistan (Miles Routledge/PA)

Miles Routledge poses for a selfie in Afghanistan (Miles Routledge/PA)

Miles Routledge poses for a selfie in Afghanistan (Miles Routledge/PA)

SCENES from Afghanistan in recent weeks would simply break your heart.

The 'Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan' was officially declared by the Taliban after capturing the capital city of Kabul.

During a historic press conference on Tuesday, the Islamist militant group - which ruled the South Asian country with an iron fist before 9/11 - vowed that "war is over", and promised that the rights of Afghan women to work and study would be respected within Sharia law.

As foreign forces fled the region, images of mothers throwing their babies over barbed wire to troops at Hamid Karzai International Airport and young men clinging to the outside of a military plane in a desperate bid to escape the regime told another tale.

So what on earth would possess anyone to dust down their passport and pack the Motilium to head off to one of these warzones on 'holiday'?

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Miles Routledge poses with what is believed to be an Afghan military gun after meeting the soon-to-be defeated army during his visit (Miles Routledge/PA)

Miles Routledge poses with what is believed to be an Afghan military gun after meeting the soon-to-be defeated army during his visit (Miles Routledge/PA)

Miles Routledge poses with what is believed to be an Afghan military gun after meeting the soon-to-be defeated army during his visit (Miles Routledge/PA)

British student Miles Routledge was one of the seat blockers evacuated from Afghanistan during the week after a 'danger tourism' stunt went drastically wrong.

The 21-year-old thanked the "brilliant people at the British Army" for helping to get him to the safety of Dubai - so is it wrong to think that they should have left him behind after he knowingly chose to travel to besieged Kabul for sh*ts and giggles just last week?

In WhatsApp voice notes sent to news agency PA, the physics student, who - shocker - also works in wealth management, boasted how his holliers weren't that bad actually, after he found shelter in a NATO-controlled safe house.

"I'm just ready to run with a backpack at a moment's notice," he told, after admitting he picked the destination after "Googling the ten most dangerous countries in the world".

"These NATO guys are amazing, they really do make you feel safe and looked after," he said.

"We've got a pool, canteen, gym, clothes machine and even a shop. It's comfortable when we can use that stuff."

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Mr Routledge admitted he had “bitten off more than I can chew” (Miles Routledge/PA)

Mr Routledge admitted he had “bitten off more than I can chew” (Miles Routledge/PA)

Mr Routledge admitted he had “bitten off more than I can chew” (Miles Routledge/PA)

Well, it's good to know that while those on the ground like teacher Aoife MacManus from Meath were scrambling to get home safely, and brave women were taking to the streets of Kabul in protest, Miles will have a few 'cool' yarns for the lads next semester.

As an extreme sports junkie, I've been known to do some pretty brainless things on holiday, from hurling myself out of a plane in New Zealand to hurtling down Bolivia's 'Death Road' on a mountain bike.

I've been offered prisoner-made cocaine in the notorious San Pedro prison in La Paz and challenged to knock back a llama sperm shot in a bar in Peru (yer grand, thanks).

But this is next-level stupid kind of stuff - and the Birmingham man is not even alone.

Buoyed by Netflix series Dark Tourist, the rise of 'extreme tourism' has seen some moronic travellers swap Costa del Sol for literal hotspots such as North Korea and Iraq in search of the ultimate Facebook holiday snaps.

I vote we give their return flight tickets to those who actually deserve them.

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