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Thousands rush to passport office in Western Afghan city of Herat

Afghan People gather outside the passport office to apply for passports in Herat on August 26, 2023. (photo by AFP)

Thousands of people have rushed to the passport office in Afghanistan’s Western city of Herat in a bid to leave the country after the authorities announced on August 23 that they would increase the number of passports issued daily from 150-200 to more than a thousand. The passport office was quickly overcrowded, leading the Taliban authorities to try and disperse the crowds with aerial shooting. 

(Source: AFP) 

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