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At least seven dead near Kabul airport during evacuation attempts in recent hours


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At least seven people have died in the last hours in the vicinity of the airport in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, amid attempts by the Afghan population to leave the country after the conquest of the Taliban, as confirmed this Sunday by the British Ministry of Defense.

‘Conditions on the ground are still extremely difficult, but we are doing everything possible to manage the situation in the safest way possible, “added the Ministry in a statement collected by Sky News.

The Ministry of Defense does not provide further information on the circumstances of these deaths.

The US Embassy in Afghanistan advised US citizens this past Saturday to avoid traveling to the airport due to “possible security threats.” That day, thousands of people attempted a new entrance into the airport, scared by the shots that were constantly being heard around the facility.

Witnesses from the British network Sky News spoke of a particularly critical situation, in what is “the worst day so far” since the evacuations began.

Sources from the chain confirmed at the time that many of the Afghans waiting in the vicinity are already receiving medical care and that the shots in the surroundings were the work of the military forces that were clearing the area to «relieve pressure in front».

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