US embassy in Kabul to destroy ‘sensitive materials’

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The US embassy in Kabul has directed its personnel to destroy sensitive materials “which could be mis-used in propaganda efforts,” CNN reported while referring to an official notice sent to the embassy staff on Friday.

The first Marines from a contingent of 3,000 arrived on Friday to help partially evacuate the US Em-bassy. The rest are set to arrive by Sunday, and their deployment has raised questions about whether the administration will meet its Aug.

31 withdrawal deadline.CNN while quoting diplomatic sources said intelli-gence assessment indicates that Kabul could be isolated by Taliban within a week, possibly within the next 72 hours.

The notice said facilities would provide “destruction support” daily and called on personnel to “take ad-vantage and reduce the amount of sensitive material on the property,” including papers and electronics.—Agencies

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