Taliban militants blocked the road leading to the Kabul international airport. About it informs Al Jazeera TV channel citing sources.
A spokesman for the movement said that the Taliban will henceforth only allow foreign citizens to enter the airport.
“We have blocked the road leading to the airport, and we will not allow anyone except foreigners to pass through,” the news agency quoted Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid as saying at a press conference in Kabul, which is broadcasted by satellite TV channels.
Hundreds of Afghans have been trying to flee the country since August 15, when the Taliban took over Kabul. Many of them die in a crush, as well as clinging to aircraft landing gear and falling from great heights.
Earlier, Taliban militants demanded that the international community withdraw all foreign troops from Afghanistan by 31 August.
The Mujahid also stressed at his press conference that the Taliban did not intend to extend the period of evacuation, which they had originally agreed on.
The Taliban believe that NATO countries have enough time to export foreign citizens, and the Taliban do not approve of the exodus of Afghans from the country, informs BBC.
In the coming hours, a virtual G7 summit begins, at which Boris Johnson will try to convince Joe Biden to leave the military at the airport after August 31.