France seeks to evacuate ‘several hundred’ more from Kabul

France is still seeking to evacuate hundreds more people from Afghanistan, ahead of a looming deadline, President Emmanuel Macron says, warning of an “extremely risky” situation, in the wake of blasts around Kabul airport.

“We will do everything we can” to bring to France Afghan citizens and dual nationals who were in the French embassy, and are currently outside the perimeter of the airport in 20 buses, Macron says on a visit to Ireland.

“We are talking about several hundred people who are still in danger,” he says. “I cannot guarantee you today that we will be able to carry out these operations, because the security situation is not under our control.”

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