Ground Report | New Delhi: Seven more killed; The British military said on Sunday that chaos around Kabul International Airport had killed seven more Afghans and injured several others in a stampede. Also last week, five people were killed as a result of ‘aerial firing’ by US officials to quell chaos at Kabul airport.
Seven more killed
“The situation on the ground in Afghanistan remains extremely challenging but we are trying to handle it as safely as we can,” the ministry statement said. As thousands of Afghan citizens are trying to leave the country, there is an atmosphere of chaos at Kabul airport.
Other countries are also trying to rescue their people trapped in Afghanistan. Along with this, thousands of security forces are also present for the safety of the people. There are 4,500 American and 900 British troops stationed at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport. Taliban fighters are stationed at checkpoints around the airport and they are stopping Afghan civilians from leaving without travel documents.
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The United States has urged its citizens in Afghanistan to avoid arriving at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport due to “potential security threats.” The U.S. embassy in Kabul did not provide further details on the threat, according to AFP.
US citizens should avoid coming to Kabul airpor
However, a White House official later confirmed that President Joe Biden’s aides had briefed him on “operations against other terrorists, including ISIS,” in Afghanistan.
After the Taliban took control of almost the entire country, including the capital, a week ago, there is an atmosphere of chaos at Hamid Karzai International Airport, where thousands of people are trying to leave the country.
Thousands of Americans and Afghans wait for flights at the airport and others gather outside the airport. The Pentagon has confirmed that Taliban fighters and other militants are harassing and harassing visitors.
The US embassy issued an alert saying: “Due to possible security threats outside the gates of Kabul airport, we are advising US citizens to avoid coming to the airport and to stay away from the airport gates as long as possible.” That you do not receive individual instructions from US government representatives.
In a telephone briefing on Sunday, senior Canadian government officials described the situation around the airport as “unstable, chaotic and depressing”. He said Canadian troops had evacuated about 1,000 Afghans. “This is a dangerous mission,” he added.