An alleged Russian spy, known as C2, was granted asylum in the UK and worked for the Foreign Office, MI6, and GCHQ, despite being accused of spying for Russia's military intelligence agency.
Why it matters
This story is significant as it raises questions about border security and checks in Kabul, and the potential infiltration of sensitive government agencies by foreign agents.
What the papers say
The Times reports on the alleged spy's interactions with high-profile individuals, while Metro provides details about the alleged spy's asylum process and previous residence in Russia.
How we got here
The alleged spy entered the UK in 2000 and was granted asylum after claiming to have fled the Taliban, despite living in Russia for six years.
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