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U.S. begins evacuating embassy staff from Kabul as Taliban closes in on Afghan capital

The U.S. began evacuating diplomats from the American embassy in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on Sunday, per images from the scene and multiple reports.

Driving the news: Helicopters began landing near the embassy to conduct "rapid shuttle-run flights" a few hours after the Taliban captured the key eastern city of Jalalabad early on Sunday, leaving Kabul the only major city still under the control of the Afghan government, per AP.

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