VIDEO: Several Afghan citizens fall after clinging to wheels of US military plane

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Published: 2021-08-16 16:15

Last Updated: 2024-04-21 05:35


VIDEO: Several Afghan citizens fall after clinging to wheels of US military plane
VIDEO: Several Afghan citizens fall after clinging to wheels of US military plane

People on social media circulated Monday a video showing Afghan citizens clinging to the wheels of a US military plane as it left Kabul.

Social media users also circulated another video clip showing a number of people falling after the plane took off. 

Reports say at least three people died. 

Afghan citizens were trying to flee the country after the Taliban reached Kabul and took control of all the provinces of Afghanistan.


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The Taliban were in control of Afghanistan on Monday after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country and conceded the insurgents had won the 20-year war.

The astonishingly quick collapse of the government, with militants taking over the presidential palace on Sunday night, triggered fear and panic in the capital.

Thousands of people were on Monday trying to escape Kabul and the feared hardline brand of Islamic rule of the Taliban, with scenes of chaos as crowds gathered at the airport.

Ghani fled on Sunday as the insurgents encircled Kabul, with the Taliban sealing a nationwide military victory that saw all cities fall to them in just 10 days.