US orders non-essential staff to leave Kabul Embassy

The United States on Tuesday ordered non-essential staff to leave its Kabul embassy. Ross Wilson, the acting US ambassador in Kabul, said that the State Department took the decision “in light of increasing violence and threat reports in Kabul.

“Personnel who are urgently needed to address issues related to the drawdown of US forces and the vital work we are doing in support of the Afghan people will be able to remain in place,” Wilson wrote on Twitter.

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