A new report released by the US military this week revealed there was an attempted hijacking of a commercial evacuation plane amid chaos that erupted at Kabul airport in August.
“On one occasion after they received an intel report, five people (who were) on one of the commercial flights intended to hijack the plane,” wrote Lt. Col. Kristen Duncan, Information Officer for the US Air Force’s 23rd Wing, which is deployed to Afghanistan during the summer. hot.
The report did not provide many details about the hijacking attempt, without naming a specific date or aircraft. However, the report shed more light on the widespread chaos at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, which came after Washington announced its military troop withdrawal from Afghanistan last August.
More than 100 people died in a suicide bombing near Kabul Airport as thousands rushed to the airport in late August hoping to leave the country after the Taliban quickly took power from the government. (lt/ka)