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Hundreds queue for passports in bid to leave Afghanistan

December 19, 2021 | | Share:
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Hundreds of people braved sub-zero temperatures in Afghanistan’s capital to queue outside the passport office early Sunday, a day after the Taliban government announced it would resume issuing travel documents. Many began their wait the previous night and most stood patiently in single file – some desperate to leave the country for medical treatment, others to escape the Islamists’ renewed rule. Tense Taliban personnel periodically charged crowds that formed at the front of the queue and at a nearby roadblock. “We don’t want any suicide attack or explosion to happen,” said Taliban security ope…

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Category: Medical