The British Foreign Office said it had rescued three Afghan families whose communications and other personal information were recorded in documents left at the embassy in Kabul. Withdrawn after the newspaper times He submitted that the documents remained in the building, even after the Taliban occupied the capital.
Documents identifying seven Afghans were found by journalists from times The British newspaper, which later handed it over to the British government, said on Tuesday while the Taliban were patrolling the embassy.
According to the newspaper, ministry officials left documents with Afghan contacts working for the British government scattered on the floor of the embassy in Kabul.
“We have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of those who have worked for us, including bringing the three families back to safety,” a State Department spokesperson said.
“During the withdrawal of our embassy, all efforts were focused on destroying sensitive materials,” she continued, refusing to comment on the condition she was in when she left.
The Taliban seized power in the country in mid-August in the final stage of the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country, prompting thousands to try to flee the country. NS times He said the British surprise about the speed of the Kabul capture was so great that the embassy’s evacuation protocols, which include destroying all information that could endanger Afghan collaborators, were broken.
The newspaper said that the documents included the name and address of one of the leaders of the embassy staff in Kabul, information on other collaborators and their contact details, as well as the curriculum vitae and addresses of potential translators.
The newspaper called the numbers on the leftover documents and was told that some of the people included in the information had been withdrawn to the UK in recent days.
Others were left behind, including three Afghan collaborators and eight family members, including five children, who were trapped in the crowds at the airport entrance. Then they were found and rescued.
However, the whereabouts of at least two potential translators whose documents were on display on the embassy grounds is unknown, Sky News notes, raising questions about possible reprisals by Afghans who cooperated with foreign forces.
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