At least seven individuals have been killed in the chaos at Kabul’s international airport on Monday as thousands of Afghans desperately attempt to flee the Taliban’s capture of their country, according to senior military officials speaking on condition of anonymity to the Associated Press.
Videos circulating on social media show hundreds of Afghans running across the tarmac as U.S. troops fired warning shots in the air. One showed a crowd pushing and shoving its way up a staircase, trying to board a plane, with some people hanging off the railings. Another shows several individuals plunging to their death after attempting to cling onto a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane as it took off.
In addition, a U.S. official told Fox News that the two gunmen who “fired into the crowd” of Afghans at Kabul airport in separate incidences over the past 24 hours have been killed by U.S. forces.
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