One dead and three wounded in firefight near Kabul Airport

One dead and three wounded in firefight near Kabul Airport

A firefight erupted at Kabul airport on Monday, when Afghan guards exchanged fire with unidentified gunmen. One guard was killed and three wounded during the clash, which also involved US and German soldiers.

The firefight between unidentified gunmen and US, German and Afghan guards at Kabul airport underscores the fragile security situation around the site, newspaper The Guardian said on Monday.

The exchange of fire, which took place at just after 7 AM Kabul time at the north gate of the airfield, started when former Afghan security forces who are serving as guards exchanged fire with reported assailants, leading to a firefight in which German and US forces became involved.

UK Armed Forces Minister, James Heappey, said British forces and nationals had not been involved in the incident, which occurred at an area of the airport where they were not located.

The airport has been a scene of chaos since the Taliban seized the Afghan capital on 15 August and drove out US-led occupation forces and the satellite government of Ashraf Ghani.

Source: Mehr News Agency