At least one Afghan guard has been killed after an early morning firefight erupted at Kabul airport Monday. United States troopers have been amongst these concerned within the firefight that was trigged by “unknown attackers”. The chaos-filled airport has seen hundreds of Afghan’s crowd the airport in an try to flee the nation because the Taliban’s early August takeover.
The Germany army stated that “unknown attackers” opened fireplace on these inside the airport. Reports recommend the gunmen acted as snipers, perched simply exterior the airport fences. Both U.S. and German forces exchanged fireplace with the unknown attackers earlier than one Afghan guard was killed and three others have been injured.
Hours earlier than gun struggle ensued, President Joe Biden held a White House briefing to deal with the chaotic state of affairs in Afghanistan and the United States’ resolution to withdraw it’s troops:
While acknowledging progress in evacuating individuals out of Afghanistan, President Biden stated, “We have a long way to go. And a lot could still go wrong.” 👉 Read extra: https://t.co/17eBSqQhUh pic.twitter.com/P1HmZdMKE4
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“We have a long way to go and a lot could still go wrong” stated Biden.
“We’re executing a plan to move groups of these Americans to safety and to safely and effectively move them to the airport compound … I will say again today what I’ve said before: Any American who wants to get home will get home.”
A mixture of gunfire and stampedes have led to the loss of life of not less than 20 individuals, together with an toddler, because the Taliban took Kabul.