200 Indians including Foreign Ministry officials yet to be evacuated from Kabul: Report

People waiting for flights to leave Afghanistan. Photo: Twitter

Amid ongoing chaos at Kabul airport as people are feeling Afghanistan following the Taliban’s successful attempt to capture the country, over 200 Indians including Foreign Ministry staff and armed forces tasked for their protection are yet to be evacuated from Kabul, reports said quoting sources.

An Indian aircraft is parked at the chaotic Kabul airport, NDTV reported quoting sources.

The report added that a big concern is how to safely bring the staff from the Indian mission compound to the airport. The Taliban has enforced a curfew in the city, the report quoting the source further saying.

The Indians stranded in Kabul include some 100 personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police or ITBP, tasked with protecting the Indian mission in Afghanistan.

The Afghan airspace has been closed to commercial flights after thousands of desperate people overran the tarmac this morning in the hope of getting out of the country, a day after the Taliban took control of the city. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has already left the country.

Earlier, the Taliban said “war in Afghanistan is over” after it took control of the presidential palace in Kabul as US-led forces departed and Western nations scrambled to evacuate their citizens, news agency Reuters reported.

On Sunday, the country’s President Ashraf Ghani fled the country as Taliban entered the capital hundreds of Afghans desperately left flooded Kabul airport.

“Today is a great day for the Afghan people and the mujahideen. They have witnessed the fruits of their efforts and their sacrifices for 20 years,” Mohammad Naeem, the spokesman for the Taliban’s political office, told Al Jazeera TV.

“Thanks to God, the war is over in the country.”

The report said that it took Taliban just over a week to seize control of the country after a lightning sweep, trained for years and equipped by the United States and others at a cost of billions of dollars, melted away.


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