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More French nationals and Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan – minister

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, meets with French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Twenty-five French nationals and 184 Afghans were evacuated from Afghanistan overnight and have just landed in Abu Dhabi, French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.

More than 2,200 diplomats and other civilians have been evacuated from Afghanistan on military flights, a Western security official told Reuters, as efforts gathered pace to get people out after the Taliban seized the capital.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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