At Least 5 Killed At Kabul Airport Amid Chaos: Report.

At Least 5 Killed At Kabul Airport Amid Chaos: Report

Afghanistan crisis: There were reports of sporadic gunfire at Kabul airport

New Delhi:

The Taliban's complete takeover of Afghanistan culminated today in desperate scenes at the airport in the capital Kabul, where thousands of Afghans came running to the tarmac in hope of flying out of the war-torn country. Five people were killed at the airport, news agency Reuters reported.

There were reports of sporadic gunfire at the airport. Earlier this morning, US troops did fire in the air in an attempt to disperse the crowd. Several large cargo aircraft of the US Air Force are still parked at Kabul airport.

The Afghan airspace has been closed and a NOTAM or notice to airmen has been issued to say Kabul airspace is no longer usable. An Air India aircraft tasked to fly to Afghanistan to bring out people will no longer be able to go there, sources have told NDTV.

An NDTV exclusive video from Kabul airport shows the chaos unfolding there after the Taliban takeover. Gunfire can be heard. People are seen scaling the perimeter walls of the airport and running towards parked aircraft.

NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

Related news
McEnany blasts Biden for giving special treatment to celebrities like Nicki Minaj.

McEnany blasts Biden for giving special treatment to celebrities like Nicki Minaj.

'Outnumbered' panel slams the White House's varying treatment of celebrities vs average Americans who express concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine. Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC...

The Inside Story - Our Changing Climate

The Inside Story - Our Changing Climate

This week on The Inside Story: Our Changing Climate: environmentalists show us their efforts to slow and perhaps reverse climate change along our shorelines as governments work to find more solutions.

ABC News Live: SpaceX makes history launching all-civilian crew into orbit.

ABC News Live: SpaceX makes history launching all-civilian crew into orbit.

Plus, what’s next after U.S. gymnasts’ heart-wrenching testimony, and the FDA weighs questions over booster shots. WATCH the ABC News Live Stream Here: SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: Watch More on LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: #ABC...

Exclusive: Climate lawsuits could see governments pay over £13 billion to firms over policy shift.

Exclusive: Climate lawsuits could see governments pay over £13 billion to firms over policy shift.

Five big companies are suing governments for a possible loss of earnings due to the shift away from fossil fuels around the world. One example is the Dutch government's move to shut down coal-fired power plants by 2030 with the German company Unip...

How new security partnership AUKUS could affect U.S. relations with China

How new security partnership AUKUS could affect U.S. relations with China

President Joe Biden has announced a new national security initiative focused on the Indo-Pacific region. CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer joined CBSN's Tanya Rivero for more on what this means for relations with China. CBSN i...

Should the general population get booster shots now?.

Should the general population get booster shots now?.

The FDA will decide on Friday whether some vaccinated people should get COVID-19 booster shots. Dr. Marcos Mestre, vice president and chief medical officer of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, joins CBSN with more. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital strea...