According to the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, a shootout occurred between American servicemen and unknown people.
A fire broke out at the international airport of the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, after a shootout on Monday. This was reported by the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat.
According to her, “the fire at the Kabul airport began after a shootout between U.S. servicemen and unknown persons.” No details are given about the fire or the damage caused to the airport due to the fire.
Some time ago, the representative of the Central Command (CENTCOM) of the U.S. Armed Forces, William Urban, said that the U.S. military or the coalition countries were not injured due to a shootout that occurred on Monday morning at the Kabul airport. According to him, “during a short exchange of fire at the northern gate of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, the U.S. or coalition military were not injured.” “Apparently, the incident began when an unknown, hostile subject opened fire on representatives of the Afghan security forces participating in monitoring access to the airport. The Afghans returned fire, proceeding from their right to self-defense, the U.S. and coalition military did the same,” CENTCOM said in a statement.
According to Urban, as a result of the incident, “one representative of the Afghan forces was killed,” several more Afghans were injured, they are receiving medical assistance, the condition of the victims is assessed as stable.