English teacher, 26, who worked in Kabul dies after being shot at at airport – World News

Noor Ahmed Amiri, 26, was said to have been lining up with his two brothers and their wives to get to the airport when chaos broke out last week.

Noor Ahmed Amiri, 26 years old, caught in the crossfire

An English teacher who worked with British Council workers at an Afghan academy has died after being caught in a shootout at Kabul airport, according to reports.

Noor Ahmed Amiri, 26, was said to have been lining up with his two brothers and their wives to get to the airport when chaos broke out last week.

He was shot in the neck and after spending more than a week in hospital he tragically died on Wednesday.

News of his death comes after a devastating terrorist attack that left dozens dead in an area outside Hamid Karzai International Airport.

Bombers bombarded seated targets – Afghans huddled together in the sewage canal along with troops securing the site, causing horrific scenes of heavy casualties.



Evacuation efforts are entering their final days
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The Daily mail reports That the death of the British Council worker sparked fear among colleagues who worked in Kabul, who said they should have been evacuated “weeks ago”.

His older brother went on to describe him as “a role model in morality and service to people”.

The post states that Mr. Al-Amiri, his two brothers and their wives have obtained special immigrant visas for the United States.

Unfortunately, Mr. Al-Amiri was shot in the neck and the rest of the family were told to continue to cross the airport before being flown to the camps.



His relatives praised him after his death
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A friend of Noor Amiri, who worked on the British Council’s program to teach English to Afghan civil servants, said she has been in constant fear since his death.

“We served them, we did our best,” she said. “I don’t know why the British Council left us behind.”

The British Council has reportedly said that the Afghan Resettlement and Assistance Policy Program is run by the Ministry of Defense and has no say in the decision-making process on eligibility.









The horrific bombings at the airport saw explosions tearing apart the crowds that stormed the gates of Kabul Airport, in a desperate attempt to leave Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power about two weeks ago.

In a statement, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack and said one of its suicide bombers had targeted “interpreters and collaborators with the US military”.

The White House said Thursday that the United States and its allies had carried out one of the largest air evacuations in history, with about 95,700 people out, including 13,400 on Wednesday.

Extensive airlifting of foreign nationals and their families, as well as thousands of Afghan refugees, has been underway since the day before Taliban forces captured Kabul on August 15.

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