Amid the continuing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan, India has requested its nationals to depart from locations in and round Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province.

Indian Consulate General on Tuesday stated that it has organized a particular flight from Mazar-e-Sharif to New Delhi which can depart on Tuesday night.

“A special flight is leaving from Mazar-e-Sharif to New Delhi. Any Indian nationals in and around Mazar-e-Sharif are requested to leave for India in the special flight scheduled to depart late today evening,” the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif stated.

“Indian citizens desiring to leave by special flight should immediately convey their full name, passport number, date of expiry by whatsapp at the following numbers: 0785891303 0785891301,” Consulate General added.

The Taliban captured on Monday one other provincial capital within the North, Aybak metropolis, reportedly with none resistance by the Afghan protection forces. Further, the Taliban have intensified assaults on the capitals of Balkh (Mazar-e-Sharif); Baghlan (Pul-e-Khumri); Badakhshan (Faizabad) and Farah (Farah).

Separately, clashes continued in Lashkar Gah, Kandahar and Herat cities.

Last month, some workers of the Indian embassy in Kandahar was evacuated because of the deteriorating safety scenario within the province. Earlier, India had hinted that it’ll carry again its nationals and officers from Afghanistan if the safety scenario worsens because the Taliban is making advances and capturing extra provinces.

A particular flight is leaving from Mazar-e-Sharif to New Delhi. Any Indian nationals in and round Mazar-e-Sharif are requested to depart for India within the particular flight scheduled to depart late as we speak night: Consulate General of India in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan


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