China tells its nationals to leave Afghanistan as violence spirals ahead of US withdrawal

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    Beijing has warned Chinese nationals to leave Afghanistan as soon as possible, amid a surge in violence in the country. Taliban militants continue to recapture territory ahead of a final US and Nato troop withdrawal, which started on May 1, 2021. China’s embassy in Afghanistan said on June 19 that Chinese citizens and organisations must take extra precautions and strengthen their emergency preparedness as security deteriorates in the country.

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