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Afghanistan turmoil

Asian countries rush to bring back citizens from Afghanistan

India evacuates embassy staff while Chinese mission 'operating normally'

NEW DELHI -- Asian countries -- including India, the Philippines and South Korea -- are rushing to evacuate diplomats and citizens from Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, which has fallen under the control of the Taliban, amid similar rescue efforts by countries around the world.

"In view of the prevailing circumstances, it has been decided that our ambassador in Kabul and his Indian staff will move to India immediately," Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi posted on Twitter on Tuesday.

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