In Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday thousands of Afghans flooded into Kabul’s main airport trying to escape the Taliban. However, they held onto a military jet as it took off which lead to the death of 7 people “7 Died Fleeing Afghan As A Military Jet Took Off In Kabul Airport”, while some other were injured.
At least 7 Died Fleeing Afghan As A Military Jet Took Off In Kabul Airport, U.S. officials said.
They are the people who fleed from the Taliban when the Islamic Militants enforced their rule over the 5 million people.
After the insurgence took over the capital and across the country in just over a week while setting off the Western-backed government.
According to a report, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that thousands had been wounded in fighting across the nation.
“The world is following events in Afghanistan with a heavy heart and deep disquiet about what lies ahead,” warned United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride, reporting from Kabul, said ”the Taliban has set up a cordon to stop people getting into the terminal of Kabul airport and have been firing warning shots to keep people away from the area.”
He also said that people were still milling around on the runway as darkness fell, with US military helicopters hovering just a few metres above the ground to manage the crowds.
However, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the Taliban to show “the utmost restraint to protect lives” and demanded that anyone who wanted to leave the country must be able to do so.
On Monday, Nillan, a 27-year-old resident of Kabul said she did not see a single woman out on the streets during a 15-minute drive, “only men and boys.”
She added that “It feels like time has stopped. Everything’s changed, “It feels like our life and our future has ended.”
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