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7 Killed In Kabul Airport Stampede As Scared Afghans Tried Fleeing Taliban

Afghans rushed onto the tarmac of the capital's airport on Monday as thousands tried to flee the country after the Taliban seized power with stunning speed.

7 Killed In Kabul Airport Stampede As Scared Afghans Tried Fleeing Taliban
Stampede in Kabul airport as Afghans try to flee impending Taliban rule | Screengrab/Twitter
7 Killed In Kabul Airport Stampede As Scared Afghans Tried Fleeing Taliban
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2021-08-16T21:11:18+05:30

Senior US military officials say the chaos at the Kabul airport this morning left seven people dead, including some who fell from a departing American military transport jet.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss ongoing operations.

Afghans rushed onto the tarmac of the capital's airport on Monday as thousands tried to flee the country after the Taliban seized power with stunning speed. Some clung to the side of a US military plane before takeoff, in a widely shared video that captured the sense of desperation as America's 20-year war comes to a chaotic end.

Another video showed the Afghans falling as the plane gained altitude over Kabul.

Afghanistan has plunged into crisis as the Taliban insurgents moved towards the capital city Kabul at lightning speed following the US troops pull out. On Sunday, the Taliban entered Kabul and hours later they captured the abandoned presidential palace. President Ashraf Ghani has already left the country, sparking outrage within and outside the country.

(With inputs from AP)

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