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10 killed in chaos, fired at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai airport as people fled Afghanistan

Kabul: At least 10 people have been killed and several others left wounded in complete chaos and gunfire at the passenger terminal at Kabul International Airport, where thousands of Afghans have gathered in hopes of getting an evacuation flight. Meanwhile, all military and civilian flights have been stopped at Kabul airport, the AFP news agency reported, citing the Pentagon.Read also – Video: Afghanistan’s national flag lowered in Kabul as Taliban takes responsibility | WATCH

Earlier today, witnesses reported seeing the bloody corpses lying on the ground just outside the terminal building. “I feel very scared here. They fire lots of shots into the air, “a witness told the AFP news agency. Read also – Afghanistan crisis: Ashraf Ghani fled with 4 cars, helicopter full of cash, claims report

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Videos on social media platforms showed Afghan citizens rushing to climb the ladder to get into the flight and leave the war-torn country.

In particular, the US military has taken over security at Kabul airport to carry out the massive air lift of foreign diplomats and citizens after the Afghan government collapsed.

Afghans throng Kabul airport while U.S. troops stand guard.  (AFP Photo)

Afghans throng Kabul airport while U.S. troops stand guard. (AFP Photo)

These evacuation flights are handled on the separate, military side of the airport. The U.S. military expanded its footprint to the civilian terminal, where thousands of desperate Afghans, many of whom used to work for U.S. forces, continued to flock as the victorious Taliban fought Kabul for those who had collaborated with the West.

Commercial flights suspended at Kabul airport

All commercial flights are suspended at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. “All commercial flights are suspended at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul,” the statement said. “The statement urges the population to avoid crowds at the airport,” TOLO News said in a tweet.

Air India flight canceled

Earlier in the day, Air India canceled its Delhi-Kabul-Delhi flight, which was to operate to avoid airspace in Afghanistan, after it was declared “unchecked” by the authorities at Kabul airport.

It was the only commercial aircraft scheduled to fly between India and Afghanistan on Monday, and Air India is the only airline to have operated flights between the two countries.

In addition, the airline on Monday diverted its two flights coming to Delhi from the US towards Sharjah in the UAE for the same reason, they said. The airline’s flight between San Francisco and Delhi as well as the flight from Chicago to Delhi were diverted to Sharjah on Monday.

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