At least seven people have been killed at Kabul's airport amid desperate scenes as thousands tried to force their way onto flights and avoid being left in the hands of the Taliban, Report informs, citing foreign media.
Crowds mobbed the tarmac at Hamid Karzai International, scaling walls and gantries as they tried to fight their way onto aircraft. As lumbering military aircraft taxied for take-off to ferry international diplomats to safety, hundreds of young men ran alongside and climbed on the moving planes.
The Pentagon confirmed that two of the dead were armed men killed by US soldiers as the American forces scrambled to reclaim control of the airport, the primary evacuation route for all those fleeing the Taliban. All evacuation flights, both civilian and military, have been temporarily halted due to chaotic scenes on the tarmac.