- Title: Afghans attempt to return to airport after deadly blasts
- Date: 27th August 2021
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (AUGUST 27, 2021) (REUTERS) PEOPLE WALKING AND SEATED NEAR BUS MEN SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) UNIDENTIFIED KABUL RESIDENT, SAYING: "Our lives are in danger and we are not in a good situation and the whole world should know about it." TRAFFIC MOVING, PEOPLE SEATED AND WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) UNIDENTIFIED KABUL RESIDENT, SAYING: "We came here as we had a flight, but the situation is very tough, and roads are blocked. We came here yesterday, and an explosion was carried out there, and people were killed and wounded. They have blocked the roads and don't allow people, including those who have worked in foreign institutions and journalists, to enter the airport, those whose lives are in danger. So the people are in a very tough situation." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING, TRAFFIC MOVING
- Embargoed: 10th September 2021 12:53
- Keywords: Afghanistan Baron Hotel ISIS Kabul Taliban airport attack
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ES2056V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: QUALITY AS INCOMING
Desperate Afghans tried to return to Kabul's airport on Friday (August 27), a day after at least one Islamic State suicide bomber killed 85 people including 13 U.S. soldiers outside the gates of Kabul airport.
Residents said roads to the airport were blocked. One said he still hoped to be evacuated.
"Our lives are in danger and we don't have a good situation and the whole world should know about it," he said.
Two blasts and gunfire rocked the area outside the airport on Thursday evening, killing more than 80 people. U.S. forces helping to evacuate Afghans desperate to flee Taliban rule were on alert for more attacks.
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