16 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Several people reported killed at Kabul airport as Afghans try to flee Taliban takeover

International Editor

It’s a chilling image – dozens of people so desperate to escape Afghanistan that they cling to a US plane as it moves along the runway.

At least five have been killed in the chaos at Kabul’s airport, now one of the only places not under Taliban control. Elsewhere in the country, the UN says it’s been getting “chilling reports” of human rights abuses as the Taliban takes power.

Warning: This report contains distressing images.

Producer: Lizzy Amanpour