US diplomats evacuated from embassy in Kabul as Taliban advance

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Wednesday - On Monday, two US diplomats from Kabul evacuated from the United States embassy in Washington.

A small batch of people leaving now as we speak. a majority of the staff are ready to leave. the embassy continues to function, one of the officials speaking on anonymity, said.

It had been expected that the evacuation of most diplomats would begin on Sunday, as Taliban insurgents continued lightning advances that brought the Islamist group to the door of Kabul in a matter of days.