Crowds of Afghans were still forming around Kabul's international airport on Tuesday, the second day of Taliban rule in the city.
TOLOnews reporter Khaled Nikzad at the airport said that people of various ages, both women and men, some without passports, are seeking to board aircraft and evacuate the country.
Meanwhile, a Taliban commander at the airport said that at least 40 people were killed in shooting by the foreign forces and due to a stampede. He told the people to not be deceived by fake rumors about travelling abroad and asked them to avoid coming to the airport.
“They said that many people have left without visas and passports, therefore we came here tonight,” said Khaibar, a Kabul resident.
“The situation in the country is unclear, we don’t know which direction to move in, where we want to go,” said Rahmanullah, a resident in Kabul.
Large numbers of women are attempting to flee, saying the desperate situation in the country is compelling them to go.
“See the condition of the children, they are thirsty and hungry, may Allah destroy Ashraf Ghani,” said Nafisa, a resident of Kandahar.
“There should be peace now, we want peace,” said Roqia, a resident of Kabul.
The Taliban say that they are making every effort to bring lasting peace and progress in Afghanistan.
“They shouldn’t be (hanging onto) airplanes of the foreigners, thirty to fourty people were killed and wounded in the airport yesterday, they should remain in their homes, there will be no problem for them,” said Mohibullah Hekmat, the Taliban commander at the airport.
The US and other Western countries resumed their flights to evacuate their citizens and Afghan allies from the country.
Commercial flights are still stopped.
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