A former British solder is set to flee Afghanistan with hundreds of Afghans — including his own staff — by travelling through Taliban-controlled land.
The 37-year-old, who used to work as a bodyguard to British ambassadors abroad, toldThe Telegraph he felt “massively let down” by the government.
Thousands of British nationals and Afghan allies have been evacuated from Afghanistan since its fall to the Taliban earlier this month.
Mr Slater, who used worked for the Royal Military Police, reportedly supported dozens of evacuations in the UK’s airlift programme.
Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, said the number of UK nationals still in the country was in the “low hundreds”.
He was unable to give a “definitive” figure on how many Afghans the UK failed to airlift to safety after the Taliban seized power.
The foreign secretary also said it would be a “challenge” for people trying to escape Afghanistan by fleeing to a border. »