Afghanistan: Boris Johnson pledges to 'shift heaven and earth' to get more people out of country after 31 August deadline

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Boris Johnson has pledged to "shift heaven and earth" to get more people out of Afghanistan ahead of the 31 August deadline.

Speaking to reporters, the prime minister shared his "great sense of regret" that more individuals could not be airlifted out of Kabul during what he described as "the first phase" of the evacuation process.

The PM also confirmed the death of two British nationals and a child of another UK national as he condemned the "contemptible" attack at Kabul airport on Thursday.

"Of course, as we come down to the final hours of the operation there will sadly be people who haven't got through, people who might qualify," he said.

"What I would say to them is that we will shift heaven and earth to help them get out, we will do whatever we can in the second phase."

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