First plane with British citizens, Kabul embassy staff return from Afghanistan


The first plane intended to bring back British citizens and embassy workers from Afghanistan has landed in the country, the British Ministry of Defense said on Monday. “Last night the first flight of British nationals and embassy staff arrived at the RAF [Royal Air Force] Brize Norton as part of Op [operation] PICKING. The British Armed Forces are supporting the evacuation of British nationals and those eligible for resettlement under the Afghan Resettlement and Assistance Program, “the ministry said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, all commercial flights have been suspended at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul in Afghanistan to avoid crowds. According to witnesses quoted by TOLO News, several people were killed and injured in a shooting at the Kabul airport.

At least three people were killed on Monday as a result of gunfire in the passenger terminal at Kabul International Airport. The incident occurred after thousands of Afghans gathered at Kabul airport to search for an evacuation flight amid the Taliban takeover of the country, the Wall Street Journal reported. Witnesses reported seeing the bloodied lying bodies lying on the ground just outside the terminal. U.S. Central Command officials were not immediately available for comment, according to the report.

Meanwhile, the US military has taken over security at Kabul airport to execute the massive airlift of diplomatic presence in Afghanistan after the Taliban take control of the capital, the Wall Street Journal reported. . (ANI)

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