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Shooting Reported at Eastern Gates of Kabul Airport

© REUTERS / STRINGERTaliban forces block the roads around the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.
Taliban forces block the roads around the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 27.08.2021
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On Thursday, several blasts targeted Kabul airport and its outskirts, leaving over 100 people killed. The Daesh-Khorasan* terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Shots were fired close to the eastern entrance of the Kabul airport, Al Jazeera reported on Friday. 
"Urgent / #Al Jazeera reporter: shots fired near the eastern gate of the Afghan capital Kabul airport."
No official confirmation of the shooting has been provided so far. ​
This comes a day after a series of explosions rocked the area outside the Kabul airport, reportedly killing 13 US servicemen and 90 Afghan civilians, as well as injuring dozens more. 
© REUTERS / STRINGERAfghan security forces stand guard at the entrance gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2021.
Afghan security forces stand guard at the entrance gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2021.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 07.09.2021
Afghan security forces stand guard at the entrance gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2021.
Daesh Khorasan*, a regional affiliate of Daesh*, claimed responsibility for the blasts. The tragedy has added even more chaos to the process of evacuation of foreigners and Afghans who had worked for the US and coalition forces in the aftermath of the Taliban's* takeover of power in Afghanistan.
*Taliban, Daesh (IS/ISIS/ISIL), Daesh Khorasan are terrorist organisations banned in Russia.
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