UK Foreign Office Defends Embassy Staff After Papers Identifying Afghan Workers Left in Kabul

The Foreign Office defended its Kabul embassy staff after documents identifying Afghan workers and job applicants were left behind.

On Tuesday, a Times journalist discovered papers with the contact information of seven Afghans, prompting the Foreign Affairs Select Committee to launch an investigation.

The papers allegedly contained embassy staff members’ addresses and contact information, as well as CVs and addresses of applicants for interpreter jobs.

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said “clearly it’s not good enough” that the documents were left unsecured. 

He said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson “will be asking some questions” about what had happened.

“We’ll find out and get to the bottom of it,” he added.

Thousands of Afghans who worked with Western forces have attempted to flee the country, fearing retaliation now that the Taliban have taken control.


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