Afghanistan: firefight involving Western forces erupts at Kabul airport

A firefight broke out between unidentified gunmen, Western security forces and Afghan guards at the North Gate of Kabul airport on Monday, Germany’s armed forces said, as thousands of Afghans and foreigners thronged the airport, seeking to flee Taliban rule.One Afghan guard was killed and three others were injured in the battle, which also involved US and German forces, the German military said, without specifying whether the dead Afghan was one of the Taliban fighters deployed to guard the…