A HERO gardener has vowed to protect Britain’s war graves from being desecrated by the Taliban.
Brave Ainullah Rahimi, 53, said: “As long as I’m alive, I will look after these graves and these memorials.
“If the Taliban come I will tell them this is my job, and I will do my job as long as I have life.”
Missionaries and aid workers also have graves there.
Ainullah’s cousin Abdul Samay, 38, cared for the cemetery until he fled to England with his family on an RAF mercy flight last week.
Abdul told The Sun: “Everyone knew that I worked for the British.
“I was afraid the Taliban would punish me.”
Before that, Samay’s father, Rahimullah, had the job for 30 years.
He died in 2010.
Abdul Samay’s brother Saboor, 45, has also volunteered to help. He said: “We grew up in this graveyard.
“We planted the grape vines and the peach trees, the plums and the almonds and the mulberry bushes. Our beards have grown grey here.
“Of course we are scared of the Taliban but we are too old to leave.
“We have to wait and see what happens.”