NRK journalist in Kabul: “There is chaos and complete panic”

Afghanistan soldiersPhoto: AP Photo / Hamed Sarfarazi
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Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) correspondent Yama Wolasmal reports that there is full panic in the streets of Kabul. Foreigners are trying to escape to the airport.

On Sunday, Kabul was surrounded, and Taliban forces were on the outskirts of the city. Afghan authorities announced that Taliban forces were entering Kabul from all sides.

“There is chaos in the streets and complete panic. People do not know where to turn. They are running to banks and ATMs to withdraw their money. We hear some gunfire going off, but there are no signs of fighting,” Wolasmal told NRK.

“All foreigners are heading towards the airport at full speed,” the NRK correspondent stated.

The international airport is both a way out and one of the few safe areas in Kabul, as there is a large American base there. It is also where the Norwegian field hospital in Kabul is stationed.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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