Military flights out of Kabul expected to resume shortly: US official

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Military flights out of Kabul are expected to resume shortly, a US official tells Reuters, after Afghans attempting to flee the Taliban crowded the runway and caused the evacuation to ground to a halt.

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At least seven people were killed in the chaos that ensued, including several who fell from the sky after clinging to departing US aircraft.

US troops fired into the air as a warning to control the crowd, an official said.

Witnesses saw at least five bodies in the airport, but were unable to confirm whether they were killed in a stampede or by gunfire.

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