Kabul, 16 August (FMNews) - All commercial flights from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, have been canceled since Monday.
A tweet from Tolo News said all commercial flights from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul have been canceled since Monday. At the same time, it has been said not to crowd at the airport.
A video released by the Afghan media shows hundreds of people gathering at the airport to leave the war-torn country.
The Taliban seized control of the Presidential Palace on Sunday after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country. There is an atmosphere of chaos at Kabul airport.
A US State Department official said the US flag had been lowered from the US embassy in Kabul amid evacuations from Afghanistan. Almost all embassy officials have been airlifted to the city's international airport, where thousands of Americans and others are waiting for planes, the official said. The U.S. flag is in the possession of one of the embassy officials, the official said.
Meanwhile, the Twitter account of the Afghan embassy in India has been hacked. This has been confirmed by Press Secretary Abdul Haq Azad. He said that he has tried to log in but could not access it.