Hundreds throng passport office in Afghan capital

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Reuters

By Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam and Jorge Silva KABUL (Reuters) – Hundreds of Afghans flocked to the passport office in Kabul on Wednesday, just a day after news that it would re-open this week to issue the documents, while Taliban security men had to beat back some in the crowd in efforts to maintain order. Taliban officials have said the service will resume from Saturday, after being suspended since their takeover and the fall of the previous government in August, which stranded many of those desperate to flee the country. “I have come to get a passport but, as you can see here, there are lots of…

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