Pakistani forces opened fire on Afghans attempting to illegally cross the border. A source told about this on Friday, August 27 “RIA News“.
The shooting reportedly killed three people and injured five more.
The day before, on August 26, an explosion thundered at the entrance to the Kabul airport. The second took place near the Baron Hotel, in the immediate vicinity of the air harbor. The media reported on the involvement of a suicide bomber from IS (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) in the first explosion. The second explosion, according to the Sky News TV channel, occurred as a result of the explosion of a mined car. After that, a third explosion occurred in Kabul.
By evening, two new explosions thundered in the capital of Afghanistan. Later, the new city authorities said they were produced by the US Armed Forces to destroy their equipment.
It was reported that the number of victims of the attacks is estimated at 1,338. 103 people were killed – 90 Afghans and 13 American soldiers.
On August 26, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby announced that evacuation operations from Kabul would not be phased out after 36 hours. Thus, he commented on the previously appeared in CNN information that the US authorities intend to complete the evacuation mission from Kabul in a given time.
On August 23, the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) called on the United States to withdraw its troops from the country by August 31. The militants ruled out the possibility of providing additional time, threatening “consequences” in case of failure to meet the deadlines.
As John Kirby said, as the 31st approaches, the United States will prioritize the removal of its troops and military equipment. At the same time, he reiterated Washington’s intention to continue the evacuation of American citizens even after the deadline for the withdrawal of the military.
On August 15, the Taliban entered Kabul, then declared the “end of the war” in Afghanistan, calling it the “liberation” of the country, and raised the flag over the presidential palace. During the negotiations, the Taliban declared their unwillingness to form a coalition government. The type of government and the form of government will be determined in the near future. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country on August 15.