Exodus Afghan Diplomats Defect as Western Withdrawal Nears

The situation in Afghanistan is becoming so precarious that Afghan diplomats no longer want to return to their homeland. Up to 100 foreign service employees set for rotation back to Kabul from assignments abroad have now defected.
An Afghan security official at Kabul Airport after a battle with the Taliban.

An Afghan security official at Kabul Airport after a battle with the Taliban.

S. Sabawoon/ dpa