British Afghan ‘was shot dead by Western troops who opened fire in panic’ after ISIS suicide bomber in Kabul. had been attacked
- Suicide bomber ISIS-K detonates explosives in attack outside airport
- Witnesses claim Western troops panicked and opened fire at the time
- Death toll stands at 170 Afghans and 13 US troops guarding the site
- British Afghan Muhammad Niazi was among those killed, but his brother says he was shot by soldiers
The brother of a British Afghan killed in a suicide bombing at Kabul airport says he was shot dead by panicked Western troops.
An ISIS-K terrorist is said to have detonated a suicide vest in the midst of families waiting for evacuation flights near a sewage duct at Hamid Karzai airport.
The blast and aftermath killed 13 US troops and 170 Afghans.
Among them was Muhammad Niazi, a London taxi driver who had traveled back to Afghanistan to try to evacuate his family from Kabul.
Brother of British Afghan Muhammad Niazi who died in suicide bombing at Kabul airport says he was shot dead by panicked Western troops
Mohammed’s youngest child and eldest daughter (pictured) are still missing
His wife was killed in the explosion and his youngest child and oldest daughter are still missing.
His brother Abdul Hamid, who survived the blast, told the… BBC: ‘I saw some small children in the river, it was that bad. It was doomsday for us.’
However, many witnesses to the horrific blast say their relatives were killed not in the blast, but from fire in the confusion that followed.
Abdul says he saw American and Turkish soldiers amid the chaotic scenes as gunshots curb the crowds.
His brother Abdul Hamid, who survived the blast, told the BBC: ‘I saw some small children in the river, it was so bad. It was doomsday for us’
“The fire came from the bridges … the towers … from the soldiers,” he added.
Another man claimed that his friend, who had aided American troops during the war, had been killed by gunfire from a Western force.
“This man has served in the US military for years,” he told the broadcaster. “And the reason he lost his life wasn’t because of the Taliban, he wasn’t killed by ISIS…”
We asked why he was so sure, the man added: “Because of the bullet, the bullet went into his head, here near his ear,” suggesting that a troop guarding the airport may have hit him by accident.
He added that his friend was not injured in the blast.