Firefight at Kabul airport involving western forces: Report
Kabul : A firefight broke out between unidentified gunmen, Western security forces and Afghan guards at the North Gate of Kabul airport on Monday, a news report quoted Germany's armed forces as saying.
One Afghan guard has been killed and over three have been injured in the firefight, which also involved U.S. and German forces, the German military said on Twitter, without specifying whether the dead Afghan was one of the Taliban fighters deployed to guard the airport.
The Kabul airport has been a point of chaos since August 15 when Taliban took over Afghanistan, leaving many terrified and making desperate attempt to leave the nation via Kabul airport.
On Sunday, Taliban fighters beat back crowds at the airport a day after seven Afghans were killed.
Meanwhile, the United States has warned Taliban of actions if they create any hurdle in evacuation process till August 31.
The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan just over a week ago as the United States and its allies withdrew troops after a 20-year war aimed at overthrowing the Taliban and hunting down al Qaeda after the 9/11 attacks.
Foreign forces were working towards the end-August deadline agreed with the Taliban to leave the country and had not sought to extend it yet, a senior legal adviser to the Taliban leadership told Reuters on Monday.