Ground Report | New Delhi: Kabul airspace closed; Kabul airport has been closed due to chaos at the airport. A statement issued by the airport management said the airport is now closed to the public. Earlier, US troops stationed at the airport fired in the air to disperse the crowd, and there were reports of casualties at the airport.
Kabul airspace closed
A day after the Taliban captured Kabul, the Afghan capital, there has been a lot of chaos at the airport there, after which the US military has taken control of there. The US military has taken over the airport complex and air traffic control for the safety of its and its allies’ employees.
An official said on Monday that the national carrier’s scheduled Air India flight to Kabul would not be able to operate following the closure of airspace over Afghanistan.
“The airspace over Afghanistan has been declared closed, so no aircraft can operate there. Our scheduled flight to Kabul also cannot go,” an Air India spokesperson said.
The airline had a scheduled flight from Delhi to Kabul at 8.50 a.m. on Monday, but it was rescheduled to 12.50 p.m. and was later suspended after the airspace was closed in Kabul following a NOTAM, Airman Notice to – the official notice containing flight operations information – was issued.
But all normal commercial flights at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport have been suspended, leaving hundreds of Afghans and citizens of other countries trapped there.
In the video coming from there, people are seen running like a local bus stand and running towards the airport and planes. The US has said that it has called all its embassy employees to the airport to evacuate.
Five killed at Kabul airport
At least five people have been killed at Kabul airport, according to Reuters. It should be noted that there was a crowd of people leaving the country at Kabul Airport who also ran on the runway of the airport on Sunday.
The bomber struck shortly afternoon in front of a U.S. military base. The bomber struck shortly afternoon in front of a U.S. military base. According to another person present at the scene, it is not clear whether the deaths were caused by the firing of US troops or some other reason. A video broadcast by Iran’s Fars News Agency shows a few people falling to the ground near the airport gate.