A gunbattle broke out early Monday at Kabul’s airport, killing at the least one Afghan soldier, with the security situation deteriorating because the U.S. and its Western allies think about extending an evacuation operation that has been engulfed in chaos for greater than per week.
Afghan, American and German troopers had been concerned in an alternate of fireplace early Monday that left one Afghan soldier lifeless and three extra wounded, German navy officers mentioned.
The circumstances remained unclear, together with who opened hearth, mentioned the officers. Some remnants of the Afghan military that didn’t give up when the Taliban swept by means of the nation this month are working with worldwide troops to offer safety across the perimeter of the U.S.-controlled airport.
No accidents to American and German troopers had been reported.
The fireplace battle underscored the challenges dealing with the U.S. and its companions in Afghanistan because the Biden administration considers whether or not to increase the evacuation program past a deadline it has set for Aug. 31. It has pledged to finish these efforts and withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by then.