There are allegedly at least three deaths outside the Kabul airport, where there is “absolute pandemonium”. This was reported by the Sky News reporter in the Afghan capital, who said he saw three bodies in the crowd that continues to throng outside the airport.
Thousands of people are still ‘besieging’ the entrances to Kabul airport, seen as the main safety gate for Afghans and foreign citizens who try to flee the country after the Taliban take power. A witness reported that gunshots continue to be fired almost incessantly outside the complex that houses the airport.
Since the Taliban took control of the capital and the country last Sunday, thousands of people have been evacuated from Afghanistan via the Kabul airport, which remains the only part of the capital controlled by international troops. Many Afghans who have collaborated with international troops for the past 20 years or who work in areas such as human rights fear for their lives, and many are trying to enter the airport with their families.
The US military decides when and how to open and close the entrance gates and the times are not predictable. The speakers at the north entrance announced that the gate will be closed for two days, the witness added, while a second eyewitness said that outside the airport there are people from all walks of life: actors, TV personalities, young people, women. with babies or wheelchair users.