US embassy staff in Kabul were told to start destroying documents as the Taliban advances, according to Bloomberg.
The notice to staff in Afghanistan's capital city also asked that anything with a US logo or flag be destroyed.
The memo showed the seriousness of the Taliban threat as US officials claimed the retreat was not an "evacuation.".
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Staff at the US embassy in Kabul were told on Friday to destroy sensitive material, highlighting fears that the Taliban may soon overrun the building in Afghanistan's capital city, according to Bloomberg.
Taliban forces have been overrunning Afghan government posts, sending thousands of civilians fleeing to Kabul.
During a briefing Thursday, State Department spokesman Ned Price claimed the US's moves are not an evacuation. »