Afghanistan: Thirteen Britons among hundreds allowed to leave Kabul on first commercial flight

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Thirteen Britons are among hundreds of people allowed to leave Afghanistan in the first international commercial flight since Kabul fell to the Taliban, the Foreign Office has said.

The Qatar Airways flight to Doha took off from Kabul airport earlier on Monday - the first to leave since Western military left Afghanistan.

In addition to the British citizens, Americans and other nationalities including Germans, Hungarians and Canadians were believed to be on board the flight.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: "We are grateful to our Qatari friends for facilitating a flight carrying 13 British nationals from Kabul to safety in Doha today.

"We expect the Taliban to keep to their commitment to allow safe passage for those who want to leave."

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