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An Italian defence source has told Reuters news agency that shots have been fired at an Italian military plane leaving the Afghan capital.
The plane was not damaged during the incident, the source said.
An Italian journalist on the flight told Sky 24 TG the plane, which was carrying almost 100 Afghan civilians, came under fire minutes after take off.
Several countries have already announced plans to stop airlifts out of Kabul due to security reasons, with multiple officials warning there is a high risk of a terror attack at the airport.
This appears to be the first time a plane has been targeted during this month's evacuation efforts.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
Afghan forces near the airport were firing into the air to disperse crowds, so the fire might not have been aimed at the aircraft at all.
Shots fired at Kabul airport were to disperse crowds, Italian government confirms
More on the shots fired at Kabul airport:
Quoting intelligence reports, the Italian government has confirmed the shots were not fired at the plane, instead they were fired to disperse the crowd at the airport, Reuters reports.
Earlier, a defence source said the C-130 transporter, carrying almost 100 Afghan civilians, had come under attack minutes after take off.