Denmark to evacuate Afghans who worked for Kabul embassy

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish lawmakers have agreed to evacuate 45 Afghan citizens who worked for Denmark’s government in Afghanistan and to offer them residency in the European country for two years. The plan approved Wednesday applies to people who worked at the Danish Embassy in Kabul and as interpreters for Danish troops. Demark, like other Western nations, recently pulled its remaining troops out of Afghanistan. Denmark opened its embassy in Kabul in 2006. Current and former embassy employees from within the past two years are eligible for evacuation along with their spouses and children. The foreign ministry says the effort to get them out of Afghanistan must be carried out gradually so the embassy can still function.

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