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U.S. State Dept. sending more consular officers to aid Afghanistan evacuation

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By Humeyra Pamuk and Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it was sending more consular officers to Kabul and other locations, including Qatar and Kuwait, to help with the evacuation effort from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized Kabul on Sunday. State Department spokesman Ned Price said 6,000 fully processed people were currently at the airport in Kabul and would soon be boarding planes. He added Washington would nearly double the number of consular officers in Kabul, without disclosing how many are deployed. “The department is sending consular staffi…

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