Afghanistan: 7 killed at Kabul Airport as people try to flee country

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Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan
Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan] August 22 (ANI): At least seven people were killed on Sunday near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul as people attempted to flee the Taliban-controlled country.

UK Defence Ministry said that "conditions on the ground are extremely challenging but we are doing everything we can to manage the situation as safely and securely as possible," Sputnik reported citing UK media.

The developments came a day after US embassy in Afghanistan advised its nationals in Kabul to avoid travelling to Hamid Karzai International Airport, citing potential security threats outside the airport's gates.

Afghanistan is witnessing its worst-ever crisis in decades as the Taliban's control has forced people to flee the nation fearing their atrocities.

Terrorists on the streets of Kabul are reportedly preventing people from entering the airport using force. The situation continues to deteriorate at the airport and around its perimeter, which is under Taliban control. (ANI)

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