Evacuated from Kabul : 6 Bangladeshis back home from Spain
Six Bangladeshis who were recently evacuated from Afghanistan and flown to Spain were repatriated from the European country yesterday.
The names and identities of the Bangladeshis could not be known immediately.
A Turkish Airways flight carrying them landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital around noon, said an official at the airport's immigration department.
The foreign ministry on its official Facebook page yesterday announced that the six Bangladeshis started their homeward journey from Spain's Malaga Airport on Tuesday.
The Bangladeshis were evacuated from Afghanistan by the US army and initially taken to Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on August 28.
They were then flown to Rota military base in Spain in a US military plane on August 30, reads the foreign ministry post.
The Bangladeshis were staying at the base under the US army's supervision, the Facebook post said.
After they sought support from the Bangladesh embassy in Madrid, the foreign ministry directed the embassy to take necessary measures for their repatriation.
The Bangladesh embassy immediately established communications with the Bangladeshis and also successfully established communications with the Spanish foreign ministry, US embassy and US officials at the Rota base.
The Rota base is a US-controlled air and navy base in Spain, says the foreign ministry post.
Thousands of foreigners and Afghans, fearful of the Taliban rule, began fleeing Afghanistan after the the group took control of the South Asian country.