Afghan child back with father after treatment at Kabul airport: US

Afghan child back with father after treatment at Kabul airport: US

An Afghan child, seen in a viral video of a US Marine being picked up over a barbed wire fence at Kabul airport, has been reunited with his father and is "safe at the airport", according to the United State. The child was seen in a video being handed over to a US Marine during chaotic evacuation scenes at Hamid Karzai International Airport. "The parents asked the Marines to take care of the child because the child was sick, and so the Marine you see reaching the wall took him to a Norwegian hospital at the airport. They treated the child and The child was returned to the child's father, US Defense Department spokesman John Kirby said on Friday, according to news agency ANI.

"It was an act of compassion", said Kirby, adding that it was the only instance he was aware of. It was a professional act on the part of the soldiers there. He said he was not aware of where the child is now, as he was handed over to his father after treatment.

Reports said desperate Afghan women were seen throwing their children on the razor wire of the Kabul airport compound. A senior British official told Sky News they could hear people shouting as thousands of people crowded Kabul airport to try and escape the country.

"It was horrible, women throwing their children on razor wire, asking British soldiers to pick them up, some got caught in the wire. I'm worried for my men, I'm counseling some, tomorrow Everyone cried that night", said the senior British officer.

At least 12 people have been killed since Sunday in and around Kabul airport, according to NATO and Taliban officials. The Biden administration has faced criticism for its chaotic return from Afghanistan. On Friday, US President Joe Biden faced criticism about his administration's plan for the withdrawal of US troops and the Taliban's rapid takeover of the country.

“I have not seen any question of our credibility from my colleagues. In fact, I have got the exact opposite. We are dealing with remittances, we are acting, we will do what we have said. Let's do it”, Biden told reporters after delivering a speech from the White House.

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