|1Depp scores big win over Heard in defamation suitFormer Malaysia deputy PM emerges as leading candidate for premier© Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images Afghan people sit as they wait to leave the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan’s 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city’s airport trying to flee the group’s feared hardline brand of Islamist rule.
Uzbekistan’s air defense system confirmed that it downed an Afghan military plane on Sunday that was attempting to enter its airspace illegally, the AP reported on Monday.
The takedown took place in the southeastern portion of the country near Surkhandarya where the nation shares a border with Afghanistan.
In an exchange with RIA Novosti, Russia’s state news agency, Uzbekistan’s Defense Ministry said that the air defense system, “averted an attempt by an Afghan military plane to illegally cross Uzbekistan’s air border.”PauseCurrent Time 0:28/Duration 0:34Loaded: 100.00%Unmute0LQCaptionFull screenChaos At Kabul Airport As Afghans Desperately Attempt To Flee After Taliban Takes ControlClick to expand
Local media originally reported the incident as a crash before confirming the plane was intentionally brought down. It has not yet been made clear what type of plane it was or how many people may have been aboard.
Following the Taliban’s seizure of the capital of Kabul, thousands of Afghans were seen crowding the city’s tarmac as they looked for a way out of the fallen country.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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