Video: Desperate Afghans Storm Kabul Airport in Last-Ditch Attempt to Leave Before Taliban Comes
12:56 GMT 17.08.2021 (Updated: 14:15 GMT 17.08.2021)
The swift Taliban* offensive across the country and the group's march on Kabul has forced a mass evacuation in the city, with both foreign citizens and Afghans alike trying to escape.
A video appearing to depict people storming Kabul Airport emerged online following the takeover of Afghanistan by Taliban fighters. The crowd is in a panic, with some Afghans trying to get over a fence, not paying the slightest attention to the barbed wire atop it, simply trying to get to the airfield at any cost. Some are even seen bringing children with them
At the same time, armed men are present at the site, and shooting can be heard.
*The Taliban is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and many other countries