Five British nationals held in Afghanistan have been freed, says Foreign Secretary Liz Truss

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Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says five British nationals have been freed in Afghanistan  (PA Wire)
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says five British nationals have been freed in Afghanistan (PA Wire)

Five British nationals held in Afghanistan have been freed, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has announced on Monday.

The Cabinet minister tweeted: “Pleased the UK has secured the release of 5 British nationals detained in Afghanistan.

“They will soon be reunited with their families. I am grateful for the hard work of British diplomats to secure this outcome.”

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office gave more details.

A spokesperson said: “These British nationals had no role in the UK Government’s work in Afghanistan and travelled to Afghanistan against the UK Government’s travel advice. This was a mistake.

“On behalf of the families of the British nationals, we express their apologies for any breach of Afghan culture, customs or laws, and offer their assurance of future good conduct.

“The UK Government regrets this episode.”

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