Thousands of men, women, and children are still waiting in the blazing heat to enter Hamid Karzai International airport and fly out of Kabul to save their lives.

US state department has announced that the airport will remain closed for 48 hours to evacuate those who have already entered the airport and then the operation will be resumed.

The sky of Kabul is still dominated by flights that are flying over the Afghan capital day in and day out, a desperate scene down on the ground for millions at homes and thousands sitting at the doors of the airport.

The worst humanitarian situation around the Kabul airport is at its peak and thoroughly unprecedented in history as 12 people have been reported to be either shot dead or have been suffocated in past seven days.

The US and other countries have guided their nationals not to come to the airport as it is almost impossible to push through thousands of people and enter the main gate.

There is reportedly new guidance planned for those who tend to enter the airport which is said to be with the help of specific taxi drivers who will bring passengers to the gates.

On the other hand, the pentagon has hinted that US troops might begin operations outside Kabul airport to rescue citizens.

Bagram airfield, once the US’s largest aerial base in Afghanistan is the closest airport to Hamid Karzai International Airport.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.