At Least 20 Dead in Last Week During Kabul Airport Evacuation Effort

Kabul airport

KABUL (Somaliguardian) – At least 20 civilians have died in the last 7 days in and around Kabul airport during evacuation efforts undertaken by US and other NATO allies after Taliban fighters took over control of Afghanistan’s capital.

A NATO official told Reuters news agency on Sunday that at least 20 Afghans died in the “crisis” and their “focus is to evacuate all foreigners as soon as we can”.

Our forces are maintaining strict distance from outer areas of Kabul airport to prevent any clashes with the Taliban,” the NATO official, speaking on condition of anonymity, added.

Large crowds of Afghans have been trying to enter the airport over the past days, hindering operations as the United States and other nations attempt to evacuate their nationals and thousands of Afghan collaborates.

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