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Thousands besiege Kabul airport in frantic attempt to flee Taliban

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Thousands of people are besieging the entrances to the airport in the Afghan capital Kabul, which is the main lifeline for Afghans and foreign citizens trying to flee the country as the Islamist Taliban take over. Shots continued to be fired almost continuously outside the heavily armed airport compound, a witness at the scene told dpa. In the days since the Taliban took control of the capital and the country last Sunday, thousands of people have been airlifted out of Afghanistan from Kabul airport, the only part of the capital controlled by international troops. Many desperate Afghans who hav…

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