A crowd of people trying to flee Afghanistan has flown to the airport since the Taliban took power in the country on Sunday (15).
Hundreds of Afghans tried to grab the aircraft door when it was already in motion.
Former Afghan youth football player Zaki Anwari, 19, was found dead at Kabul’s international airport after trying to cling to the landing gear of an American plane taking off from the country’s capital. last Monday, 16, in the midst of the Taliban invasion.
The remains of the former football player were reportedly trapped in the plane’s fuselage, according to the Afghan Directorate-General for Sports.
He attended a prestigious international school in Kabul alongside the children of diplomats and his social media profile is one of an aspiring influencer, filled with western-influenced modeling style photos.
The information about the death of Zaki Anwari was released this Thursday, 19, by the Ariana news agency.
It is not yet known how many people have fallen — there is a video that shows one person falling.
This person fell after hanging from the outside of a plane that took off from the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday (16), reported the Associated Press (AP) news agency.
The airport is still under US military control. Civilian and military flights were suspended but were resumed.
There was more turmoil at Kabul airport this Thursday (19). A girl tried to climb over the wall of the place and parents passed children from one side to the other.
Twelve people have died in and around Hamid Karzai International Airport since Sunday (15), Taliban and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) officials told Reuters on Thursday (19).
The United States has accused the Taliban of maintaining checkpoints around Kabul’s international airport and preventing Afghans wishing to leave the country from leaving. The US government asked for a free ticket at the site.
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A Taliban official told Reuters the group is “keeping its word” and “facilitating safe exit passage not only for foreigners but also for Afghans.”
The deaths were caused by gunfire and during riots, according to the Taliban. The group asked people who are still huddled in front of the airport to return home if they do not have the legal right to travel: “We don’t want to hurt anyone.”