The German military said a firefight broke out at the Kabul airport’s north gate early Monday between Afghan security forces and unknown attackers.
The military said in a tweet that one Afghan security officer was killed and another three wounded in the incident. It said that U.S. and German forces then got involved and German soldiers didn’t suffer injuries. There was no further information and attackers remain unknown.
Heute Morgen um 04.13Uhr MESZ kam es am North Gate des Flughafens #Kabul zu einem Feuergefecht zwischen afghanischen Sicherheitskräften und unbekannten Angreifern. Eine afghanische Sicherheitskraft wurde dabei getötet, drei weitere verwundet. pic.twitter.com/4FLILE1NVA
— Bundeswehr im Einsatz (@Bw_Einsatz) August 23, 2021
The Taliban, who are manning the outside perimeters of the Kabul airport, have not open-fired yet on NATO or Afghan troops within.
Monday’s incident took place after at least seven Afghans died in a panicked crush of people trying to enter Kabul’s international airport on Sunday, the British military said.
Thousands were still trying to flee the country in a chaotic exodus a week after the Taliban takeover. The situation continues to be tense. Around 300 Indians are stranded inside a wedding hall near the Kabul airport. Earlier, videos surfaces showing Afghan civilians desperately clinging onto a US aircraft to flee the country. Multiple countries have initiated rescue missions and the airport premises in Kabul is riddled with military from various nations trying to contain the chaos.