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Human remains found in landing gear of military flight from Kabul, informs US Air Force

Social media users shared videos of the event, including footage of individuals falling from the plane as it took off. The photos showed the first turmoil of a US-led evacuation that occurred after the Taliban's control of the nation.

Human remains found in military flight from Kabul US Air Force gcw
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Washington D.C., First Published Aug 18, 2021, 9:58 AM IST
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The US Air Force's Office of Special Investigations is investigating an incident at Kabul Airport on Monday in which hundreds of Afghan civilians trying to flee the country mobbed a C-17 cargo jet as it attempted to take off. The Air Force did not specify how many individuals were killed. According to the report, human remains were discovered in the plane's wheel well after it landed at al-Udeid Air Base in the Gulf state of Qatar.

Social media users shared videos of the event, including footage of individuals falling from the plane as it took off. The photos showed the first turmoil of a US-led evacuation that occurred after the Taliban's control of the nation. According to a White House official, the US military has evacuated 3,200 individuals so far, including 1,100 on Tuesday alone – US citizens, permanent residents, and their families on 13 planes. 

According to the Air Force, a C-17 Globemaster III arrived at Kabul airport to supply equipment for the evacuation mission. The aeroplane was besieged by hundreds of Afghan people who had penetrated the security barrier before the crew could unload the cargo. The team opted to take off since the security situation was deteriorating.

In a turn of events, Afghanistan's first vice president, Amrullah Saleh, said on Tuesday that he is now the caretaker president after Ashraf Ghani departed the war-torn nation. Saleh stated that the first vice president automatically becomes the caretaker president in the president's absence, escape, or resignation, citing clauses in the Afghan Constitution.

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