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At least 5 killed at Kabul airport – witnesses

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At least 5 killed at Kabul airport – witnesses

RUSHING THE AIRPORT. A horde of people run towards the Kabul Airport Terminal, after Taliban insurgents took control of the presidential palace in Kabul, August 16, 2021, in this still image taken from video obtained from social media.

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A witness says it was unclear if the victims were killed by gunshots or in a stampede

At least five people were killed in Kabul airport as hundreds of people tried to forcibly enter planes leaving the Afghan capital, witnesses told Reuters.

One witness said he had seen the bodies of five people being taken to a vehicle. Another witness said it was not clear whether the victims were killed by gunshots or in a stampede.

US troops, who are in charge of the airport, earlier fired in the air to scatter the crowd, a US official said.

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Officials were not immediately available to comment on the deaths. – Rappler.com