British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the number of UK nationals left behind in Afghanistan is in the “low hundreds”,
Raab added he was unable to give an exact figure for how many British nationals and others potentially eligible to leave Afghanistan had not been evacuated following the Taliban’s takeover.
The Secretary made this known in a radio interview just hours after the last US troops flew out of Afghanistan.
Britain concluded its airlifts from Kabul airport on Saturday.
“I can tell you that for UK nationals we’ve secured since April over 5,000, and we’re in the low hundreds (remaining),” Raab said.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed Britain’s evacuation efforts as they ended over the weekend, noting it had airlifted over 15,000 people in the last two weeks.
But his government has faced scathing criticism over its handling of the crisis, prompted by the decision of its ally the United States to end its 20-year Afghan presence.