Afghanistan: 12 people killed since Sunday in and around Kabul airport

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A total of 12 people have been killed in and around Kabul airport since Sunday when the Taliban first took control of the Afghan capital, causing a frightened crowd to gather at the airport to try and leave the country.

The deaths were caused either by fire or by trampling, a Taliban official said today.

The Taliban official urged people still crowded at the airport to return home if they are not legally allowed to travel.

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“We do not want to disturb anyone at the airport,” said a Taliban official, who declined to be named.

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