German National Shot en route to Kabul Airport

The German government reported that a citizen was shot while traveling to the airport in Kabul and that more security will be provided for other Germans wanting to leave Afghanistan.

“A German civilian suffered a gunshot wound on his way to Kabul airport. He is receiving medical attention, but his life is not in danger and he will be flown out soon,” said deputy government spokesperson Ulrike Demmer.

In response to the growing security situation in Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover, the German military said it was is sending two special forces helicopters for evacuation operations. 

Aside from Kabul, there would be rescue operations for German nationals trapped in other Afghan provinces and cities.

The Bundeswehr has already evacuated more than1,600 people out of Afghanistan including German citizens and Afghan support colleagues. 

The German government has announced €100 million in emergency aid for Afghan refugees while the government is still reportedly mulling opening its borders to them.


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