Deadly shooting at Kabul airport’s north gate, German army says

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Afghan security forces stationed at Kabul International Airport embarked on Monday in a shootout with “unknown attackers” which resulted in the death of an Afghan officer, the German army said on Twitter.

The reported shooting underscored the dangers international troops and fleeing Afghans continue to face in the now Taliban-controlled city. The German military said in a tweet that an Afghan security officer was killed and three others injured in the morning incident. The Associated Press, citing the Germans, said American and German forces were also involved and there were no injuries among the German soldiers.

The US Department of Defense did not immediately respond to an out-of-hours email from Fox News. A British official told Reuters he was aware of the information but his troops were not involved.

Kabul Airport, now one of the only routes outside the country, has seen days of chaos since the Taliban entered the capital on August 15. military cargo plane taking off, some of the seven killed on August 16.

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The Taliban, which controls the outer perimeters of Kabul airport, have so far not opened fire on NATO or Afghan troops inside, the Associated Press reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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