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How Australia will aid those left behind as terror tears apart Kabul

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Whilst Australia has ceased its military evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, the federal government is pledging to continue assisting those left behind. 

International officials warned of the heightening risk of terror attacks just hours before suicide bombers killed at least 60 people, including 13 US military personnel.

Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor told Deborah Knight Australia’s evacuation efforts were ‘astonishing’, with 4,100 people evacuated on 32 flights.

“It’s a huge credit to all of those involved.

“Whilst those evacuation efforts had to come to an end, we are continuing to provide all the support we can to help out Australian citizens, permanent residents, visa holders.”

Mr Taylor said this will be achieved through work with international agencies.

“Yes, we can work with international community but sadly, Deb, there are no easy answers to those questions,” Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon added.

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