US, German forces in firefight at Kabul airport


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US, German forces in firefight at Kabul airport
1 Afghan guard killed in gun battle at Kabul airport as scramble to leave Afghanistan continues.
Gary Willig , Aug 23 , 2021

American and German military forces engaged in a firefight with unidentified gunmen at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul Monday, the German military reported. According to the military's twitter posts, One Afghan guard was killed and three were wounded in the skirmish, which occurred at the airport's northern gate. CNN reported that a sniper fired at an Afghan guard from outside the airport. The guards returned fire, and the American and German forces became embroiled in the firefight.

Chaos has engulfed the airport since August 15, when the Taliban seized control of Kabul and the rest of Afghanistan. Twenty people have been killed in the scramble to get on board one of the flights leaving the Kabul airport, including seven who were killed in a crush yesterday.