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Japan to evacuate its embassy in Kabul

  • August 16, 2021
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NHK reported this morning that Japan has decided to evacuate personnel from its embassy in Kabul. Kyodo News also said on Sunday evening that Japanese government sources said Japan is set to evacuate all personnel from its embassy in Kabul as Taliban fighters reportedly entered Afghanistan’s capital calling for a peaceful transfer of power. A dozen Japanese staff work at the embassy. Kyodo said the United States evacuated its embassy staff by helicopter amid the political crisis. “The situation is developing very quickly,” one of the sources said. “We are gathering information in cooperation with the United States and European countries.”

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