Pen Farthing latest: Plane arrives in Kabul to collect ex-marine & dogs as second Brit killed in airport attack is named

FORMER commando turned animal rescuer Pen Farthing and his animals have been rescued from Kabul after the British Army helped him board a private plane.

The ex Commando, who has been battling to evacuate his staff and almost 200 rescue animals, was forced to turn away from an evacuation flight yesterday.

It happened as a suicide bomber detonated his device at Kabul airport on Thursday – killing at least 170 and leaving scores injured.

But now the 57-year-old is due to fly to Tashkent in Uzbekistan before returning to the UK .

He spoke to the Sun of his sadness at not being able to fulfill his promise to get his predominantly Afghan staff to safety as well.

He said: “It is just so depressing I had to leave them behind.

“Some of them came with me to the airport but they weren’t allowed to cross the line from Taliban to British control.”

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