– Air firing by Taliban near airport to intimidate people willing to leave the country
New Delhi Date. Sunday, 22 August 2021
Efforts are on to rescue people trapped in Afghanistan after the Taliban came to power. India is also running an operation to evacuate Indians trapped in Afghanistan. The flight from Kabul also landed in India on Raksha Bandhan on Sunday morning. A total of 168 Indians have returned.
According to a British military statement, seven more Afghans have been killed in the stampede at Kabul airport. The army said in a statement on Sunday that the situation was “very bad” and all efforts were being made to control it. The attacker attacked in front of the police recruitment center later in the afternoon. This is done to intimidate those who want to leave the country.
In the midst of the Afghan crisis, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs established an Afghan Special Cell. It has received 2,000 phone calls in the last 5 days. Also, the staff has answered more than 6,000 questions on WhatsApp. Apart from this 1200 emails have been replied to.
Senior Afghan politician and former Nangarhar governor Mohammad Shafiq Gul Agha Sherzai has reportedly supported the Taliban.