Danish military aircrafts are in the area around Afghanistan, Defense Minister Trine Bramsen (S) told Ritzau on Sunday evening. It is difficult to operate in the area, she says.
The situation is very serious and it is difficult to operate, but it is extremely important to be able to evacuate that the Danish military aircraft are operational, says Trine Bramsen.
We are working hard at high pressure and on the basis of the contingency plans that we have focused on since the announcement of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, the minister says.
According to both Al-Jazeera and the BBC, there are chaotic conditions at Kabul airport, where thousands of Afghans and foreigners have gathered in the hope of getting out of the country. Security has apparently collapsed at the airport, and large crowds have moved onto the runways, moving around between the remaining planes.
According to the BBC, there are reports of casualties on the runways and an eyewitness has explained how people were trampled down by the desperate masses.