fighters at one of the gates of Kabul International Airport killed at least one Afghan soldier early Monday, German officials said, in recent unrest that ended Western efforts to evacuate fleeing refugees. Control of the country by the Taliban.
The shooting near the military side of the airport came as the Taliban sent militants north of the capital to remove opposition bags against their blitz earlier this month. The Taliban said they had captured three districts that had collapsed the day before and besieged Panjshir, the last province out of control.
Afghan security forces collapsed in front of the early Taliban, despite 20 years of aid, training and Western support. But some armed Afghans remain at Kabul airport to support Western rescue efforts.
Gunfire erupted near the north gate of the airport, where at least seven Afghan people died a day earlier in a stampede of thousands trying to flee the country. The location of the shooting, which took place around dawn, is still unclear.
The German army wrote on Twitter that one of Afghanistan’s security forces had been killed and three others wounded by “unknown assailants”. He then clarified that he was referring to “members of the Afghan army” who were involved in securing the airport.
The US military and NATO did not immediately recognize the shooting. The Taliban did not comment.
The tragic events surrounding the airport devastated the world. Afghans appeared on the tarmac last week and others seized a U.S. military transport plane when it took off, later crashing to death. At least seven people died that day, including the seven killed Sunday.
The Taliban are pushing for a violent transfer to the US military, saying Afghans need not fear them, even if their militants shoot in the air and beat people with sticks while trying to control the area. Crowds outside the airport area.
The Taliban have pardoned those who worked with the United States, NATO and the overthrown government of Afghanistan, but many Afghans are still fearful of retaliatory attacks. There have been reports in recent days that the Taliban were hunting down their former enemies. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
As the flight continued, the US government has launched a Civil Aviation Program program, requesting 18 planes from U.S. carriers to help transport Afghan refugees after being deported. The voluntary plan, born following the flight of Berlin, strengthens the army’s capabilities in times of crisis.
Today, a Delta Air Lines flight landed in Dubai and then set off for Al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar, where migrants are packed into hangars. The flow of military transport planes continues to transport people from Kabul to airports across the Middle East.
There were also concerns that a local Islamic State ally would target a crowd outside the airport with suicide bombers or missiles launching American planes. Military planes made landing on bicycles and other planes fired flames during the flight, measures used to prevent missile attacks.
Elsewhere in Afghanistan, the Taliban faced little armed resistance from militants in Baghlan province, 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of Kabul. The militants claimed they took three districts in the Andarab Basin on Sunday, but the Taliban said on Monday they had evacuated them overnight.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group’s forces were besieging Panjshir, the only province in Afghanistan’s 34 states that has yet to fall under the militants.
Several Taliban rivals gathered there, including Amrullah Saleh, the deputy president of the ousted government who claims to be a transitional president under the constitution. Ahmad Massoud, the son of a slain Northern Union militia commander who collaborated with the United States to oust the Taliban in 2001, is also in Panjshir.
In an interview with Arab media over the weekend, Massoud said his fighters would oppose any attempt to seize the region by force, but were open to talks with the Taliban.