All commercial flights from Kabul airport in Afghanistan have been canceled, the Afghan Civil Aviation Authority said on Monday. “All flights from Kabul airport have been temporarily canceled and passengers should not go to the airport until further notice,” said a statement from this organization.
The cancellation of the flights came following the capture of the capital by the Taliban on Sunday and the massive flight of Afghans and foreigners to Kabul airport.
The civil aviation authority hoped for a quick return to normal, noting that the massive influx of passengers at the airport in this chaotic situation could lead to looting and other disturbances.
The civil aviation authority is working to resume flights as soon as possible, the organization added in a statement.
For their part, the Taliban said in a statement to residents of Kabul that their lives and property were safe and that they could continue their activities.