At least five people were killed in Kabul airport as hundreds of people tried to forcibly enter planes leaving the Afghan capital, witnesses told Reuters.
One witness said he had seen the bodies of five people being taken to a vehicle. Another witness said it was not clear whether the victims were killed by gunshots or in a stampede. US troops, who are in charge of the airport, earlier fired in the air to scatter the crowd, a US official said. Officials were not immediately available to comment on the deaths.
Desperate scenes were witnessed at Kabul Airport on Monday where hundreds of people were seen pushing each other to board a plane to fly out of Afghanistan.
A crowded airport, surrounded by a sea of people are seen jostling and fighting each other to get inside the plane from the only ladder connected to the front door.
This comes after Taliban took control of the country. Earlier, US troops fired gunshots at the airport as thousands of people crowded the tarmac. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Sunday