World Bank's Kabul-based staff evacuated to Pakistan-internal memo

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WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The World Bank Group's Kabul-based staff and their immediate families have been safely evacuated to Islamabad, according to an internal staff memo issued on Friday and seen by Reuters.

The World Bank has not commented on the status of its operations and engagement in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized control of Kabul earlier this week.

A report by Radio Pakistan said that foreigners and Afghans attached to the World Bank and other international organizations were among 350 people to arrive in Islamabad from Kabul aboard a special Pakistan International Airlines flight.

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Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Sandra Maler

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