JUST IN: 3 People killed at Afghanistan airport amidst Taliban takeover


Three people were killed Monday just outside a terminal at the Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, as residents try to flee the country amid the Taliban takeover.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the bodies were discovered just outside the terminal building. They were apparently victims of gunfire, the report said.

Videos that emerged on social media showed hundreds rushing toward the facility with the occasional sound of shots.

Reuters, citing a U.S. official, reported that U.S. troops fired shots into the air to prevent hundreds from running onto the tarmac.

“The firing was done to defuse the chaos,” the official said.

Some people trying to leave the country were seen running in families with young children with luggage and bags in tow.

The current situation in Afghanistan is perhaps the world’s most lethal conflict. Taliban militants now control more territory than at any time since the U.S.-led coalition drove the group out of Kabul in 2001.

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