Published On : Mon, Aug 16th, 2021
National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

5 killed amid mayhem at Kabul airport

At least 5 people were killed in Kabul airport as hundreds of people tried to forcibly enter planes leaving Kabul, say reports. Desperate citizens scale airport walls to escape. Several injuries reported.

With Kabul falling into the hands of the Taliban, the UN Security Council under India’s current Presidency will hold an emergency meeting on the situation in Afghanistan on Monday, the second time in just over a week.

The longstanding war in Afghanistan reached a watershed moment on Sunday when the Taliban insurgents closed in on Afghanistan’s capital Kabul and entered the city and took over the presidential palace, forcing embattled President Ashraf Ghani to join fellow citizens and foreigners to leave the country.