Several people were reportedly killed Monday at Kabul airport, where thousands of panicked Afghans and foreign nationals have gathered in hope of leaving Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. At least five people were killed amid the chaos of people fearful for their lives trying to force their way onto planes, Reuters reported, citing multiple witnesses. Desperate Afghans crowded around at least one U.S. Air Force plane as it struggled to take off and there were reports of people falling from aircraft to their death.
Reports of several dead, chaos at Kabul airport amid scramble to flee Taliban
August 16, 2021