Nottingham family plead for their 'severely wounded' relative to be rescued from Afghanistan

Members of a Nottingham family who were rescued from Afghanistan, are pleading with the UK Government to continue repatriation flights to rescue their 'severely wounded' relative.

Nargas Ziahe, who's 24, flew to Kabul around six weeks ago with her siblings, 5-year-old Omar, 9-year-old Asma and their mother, following the death of a relative. They quickly became caught up in the Taliban takeover.

Raghib Ziahe stayed in Nottingham while his wife travelled to Afghanistan with their children, Asma, Omar and eldest daughter Nargas Credit: BPM Media / AP

The family spent almost two days without a bed or washing facilities on the outskirts of Kabul, surrounded by Taliban fighters who carried and fired AK-47 assault rifles into the air, before managing to make it safely to the Baron Hotel where their repatriation paperwork was processed. However, several of their relatives were left behind.

A full flight of 265 people on board an evacuation flight out of Kabul airport. Credit: LPhot Ben Shread/MoD/PA

Ms Ziahe's uncle was 'severely wounded' after a bomb went off at a gate to Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport, killing just under 200 people.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said: "More than 13,700 people including British nationals, our Afghan staff and others at risk have been evacuated from Afghanistan by the UK since Saturday 14 August in one of the biggest operations of its kind in history.

"We will continue to do all we can to deliver on our obligation to get British nationals and eligible Afghans out of the country while the security situation allows.”

Ms Ziahe, who is still quarantining in a hotel with her mother and siblings, says she now wants to try and help as many refugees as possible. Whilst in Afghanistan, she spoke to a group of children about their wishes for the future. She says she's now committed to try and help them achieve their innocent dreams of going to school and not having to worry about their parents or family members.

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