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22 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Seven further deaths at Kabul airport as thousands wait to escape

Scotland Correspondent

Another seven people have been killed in the panicked scenes around Kabul airport, with tens of thousands of people still desperate to escape Taliban controlled Afghanistan.

The United States is coming under increasing pressure to extend the evacuations beyond the end of this month, as Britain’s ambassador in Kabul said there was still a “huge amount of work to do”.

Boris Johnson has called an urgent meeting of the G7 nations this Tuesday to discuss the escalating crisis.