Chaos and death at Kabul airport

Media reports of 12 deaths at the Kabul airport, where desperate attempts by residents of the Afghan capital to leave the country continue, while the United States and European countries seek to evacuate as many of their citizens and Afghan employees as possible.

US military flights resumed on Tuesday to evacuate diplomats and civilians after the runway at the International Airport. Hamid Karzai has been cleared of thousands of people desperate to flee after the rapid capture of Kabul Taliban, the agency said Reuters

According to representatives of the Taliban and NATO, from Sunday to today, 12 people said goodbye to their lives – they were killed or crushed in a crush by a frightened crowd. In recent days, videos and photos began to appear on the network, eloquently telling about the chaos and atmosphere of horror reigning at the airport.

The number of civilians dropped slightly after the US military opened fire to disperse the frenzied crowd as people clung to a US military transport plane heading for takeoff, a security official at the airport said.

A Taliban spokesman urged people crowding outside the airport to return home today if they are legally prohibited from leaving the country:

“We don’t want to harm anyone at the airport.”

However, despite the official statement, the spokesman declined to give his name, according to Reuters and the Athens News Agency.

Next week will be emergency G7 summit to find a common approach and strategy for Afghanistan after the Taliban seizure of power.





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