Afghan guards were shot in a shootout at Kabul Airport, German troops say


According to German troops, German and US soldiers are involved in a shootout at Kabul Airport between Afghan guards and unidentified shooters.

According to CNN, a fire guard was killed in a fire exchange that began when snipers outside the airport fired at Afghan security forces supporting US and international forces at the airport.

Recently, 20 people have died in the turmoil of the airport as a crowd of Afghans and aliens rushed to the gates and surroundings following the Taliban’s lightning-fast victory. Some have been trampled and died when trying to escape the country for fear of retaliation for supporting the Western army.

Two NATO officials at the airport said the situation was under control after the shootout.

According to the German army, the US and German troops were involved in the clash. Three Afghan guards were being treated at an airport field hospital.

Taliban members defeated the crowd at the airport on August 22, the day after seven people were crushed at the airport gate and died, trying to board the last plane a week later before the foreign troops finally withdrew. I was desperate.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will appeal to US President Joe Biden to extend the August 31 withdrawal deadline at an emergency G7 meeting tomorrow, according to British Minister James Heappey.

Biden has previously shown that the military may remain overdue to oversee evacuation.

Marine Expeditionary Unit 24th Marine Corps
Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will distribute water to evacuees during their evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport on August 21, 2021 during their evacuation in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Isaiah Campbell / US Marine Corps via Getty Images)

However, the Taliban now warn that if Biden delays its withdrawal, there will be “results.”

Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told Sky News: President Biden announced on August 31 that he would withdraw all troops. So if they expand it, it means they are expanding their profession while they don’t need it. “

He added: “If the United States or the United Kingdom asks for additional time to continue evacuation, the answer is no, or results will occur.”

“It will create distrust among us. If they are keen to continue the occupation, it will provoke a reaction.”

The Taliban began discussing the formation of a government, but its army focused on the last pocket of the opposition, and its spokesman attempted to paint a more moderate and tolerant regime than it was 20 years ago. ing.

Anti-Taliban leader Ahmad Masoud hopes to meet with the Taliban on August 23, but said his troops are ready to fight in the Panjshir Valley.

The Panjshir Valley, the base of the Taliban’s enemies, is now surrounded by Taliban troops. Taliban troops regained three districts in northern Baghlan and were temporarily occupied by opposition.

Reuters and PA contributed to this report.

Simon Veazey

Simon Veazey

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Simon Veazey is a UK-based journalist who has been reporting on the Epoch Times since 2006 on a variety of beats, from detailed coverage of British and European politics to web-based writing of the latest news.