G4S has reportedly extended its contract to protect the British embassy in Afghanistan's capital in a deal understood to be worth £72 million.
The firm, which was behind the Olympics security fiasco, was awarded the Afghan contract by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last week, The Sunday Times said yesterday.
It will see G4S guard the high-risk embassy for a further two years.
The British embassy compound in Kabul was hit in April by rocket fire during a series of co-ordinated Taliban attacks across Afghanistan.
Two rockets hit a guard tower and a rocket-propelled grenade was fired at a house used by British diplomats but no staff were hurt.
G4S hit the headlines last month when it admitted it was unable to fulfil its contract and provide 10,400 guards for the Olympics.
The military plugged the gap left by G4S which ended up providing about 8,000 staff.
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