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Seven killed in Kabul airport chaos as all commercial flights cancelled

Seven killed in Kabul airport chaos, as all commercial flights cancelled
Seven killed in Kabul airport chaos, as all commercial flights cancelled
Written by Harry Johnson

Some of the people killed had clung to a US military transport plane as it took off, but fell to their deaths shortly after takeoff.

  • Desperate Afghan civilians interrupt military evacuation.
  • Some of the people killed had clung to a US military transport plane as it took off.
  • US troops struggled to hold back the crowds overnight, and reports surfaced of gunfire and stampeding breaking out.

Seven Afghan civilians have been killed at Kabul airport mayhem, including some people who fell from a departing American transport aircraft, and all flights out of the Afghan capital have been interrupted by crowds on the runway, US officials in Kabul report.

Throughout Sunday night, US troops brought in to protect the evacuation of American diplomats and workers struggled to keep hordes of desperate Afghans off the runway at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai Airport, now the only lifeline between Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and the outside world.

Seven killed in Kabul airport chaos as all commercial flights cancelled

Some of the people killed had clung to a US military transport plane as it took off, but fell to their deaths shortly after takeoff plunging to their deaths.

Commercial flights out of Kabul were suspended on Sunday, but droves of desperate Afghans crowded onto the airport’s single runway regardless, in a last-ditch bid to catch a flight out of the Afghan capital.

American troops struggled to hold back the crowds overnight, and reports surfaced of gunfire and stampeding breaking out.

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Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson has been the assignment editor for eTurboNews for mroe than 20 years. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is originally from Europe. He enjoys writing and covering the news.

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