Sunday, October 2, 2022

Scottish Afghan charity says its trapped workers still need to be evacuated

A Scottish Afghan charity said its staff stranded in Kabul were forced to return home after facing “relentless 46 hours” at the city’s airport.

The Lindano Grove Foundation was established to commemorate a Scottish aid worker who was kidnapped and killed by the Taliban.

Norgrove’s parents John and Lorna established the charity as a way for their daughter to continue working after her daughter was killed in a rescue attempt in 2010.

The foundation previously stated that it has two staff members, 25 and 29-year-old sisters, who “hide in Kabul’s apartment” after the Taliban seized control of Kabul.

In a statement on Twitter, it stated that evacuation attempts have so far failed.

“Thank you for all the activities that supported our evacuation of employees, and thank all those who worked behind the scenes,” it said.

“Although we have not succeeded so far, we will continue to support our staff in Kabul and are still working hard to secure their final evacuation.”

It added: “At the entrance of the airport, whether on the bus or in the panic crowd, the continuous gunfire and the continuous real threat of terrorist bombs, after 46 hours of unremitting efforts, our staff and them All of his family have returned home safely.”

With the final withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan on Tuesday, the violence in Kabul continues.

On Monday, a rocket aimed at Kabul International Airport apparently struck a nearby block, but as the Western military’s 20-year presence is coming to an end, the U.S. military C-17 transport aircraft continued its withdrawal efforts.

The so-called ISIS terrorist organization, the separatist organization ISIS-K, claimed responsibility. A few days ago it launched a devastating suicide bomb attack at an airport gate, killing at least 169 Afghans, 13 American soldiers and two British nationals. And the child died a British national.

Daniel Huggins

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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