The Taliban took control of Afghanistan for the first time in almost 20 years following the withdrawal of the United States’ troops from the country. Days after the fall of Kabul, nations are hurriedly evacuating their diplomats and citizens, leaving behind two decades of work and investments.
Hundreds of Afghan civilians managed to get on a U.S. Air Force cargo plane departing Afghanistan for Qatar on Sunday(15 Aug). An image of the estimated 640 souls aboard the C-17 aircraft showed them expressionless, numb and fatigued.
While some managed to escape, the Malaysian High Commission in India, which is accredited to Afghanistan, said there are two Malaysians currently in Afghanistan.
According to Bernama, the high commission said that both of them work for an international relief organisation in the capital city, Kabul. However, the commission did not provide further details about them.
“The two have…