Crush at Kabul airport kills 7 as Afghans try to flee

By AHMAD SEIR, TAMEEM AKHGAR and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The British military says at least seven Afghans died in a panicked crush of people trying to enter Kabul's international airport.

Thousands are still trying to flee the country in a chaotic exodus a week after the Taliban takeover.

The Taliban, meanwhile, moved to confront the first stirrings of armed resistance since capturing nearly the entire country in a matter of days earlier this month.

Anti-Taliban fighters claimed to have captured three mountainous districts, and a militia commander in the only province not yet under Taliban control pledged to fight back if attacked.

President Joe Biden said 11,000 individuals were evacuated from Kabul over the weekend.

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