An exchange of fire broke out between members of the Afghan security forces and unknown assailants at the north gate of Kabul International Airport , Bundeswehr, the German federal army, announced today.
One member of the Afghan security forces was killed and three others were injured, according to a post on the German army's official Twitter account.
According to the same source, US and German forces were involved in the battle.
Children are ignored
At the same time, more and more children appear to be missing and have since been ignored amid the chaos at Kabul airport, according to local media reports.
Afghan television network Ariana reported that a family from Kabul had taken care of a child who had gone missing and found him trapped in the barbed wire surrounding the airport complex.
Despite their efforts, they have not been able to locate the child's parents, the family says.
The boy, about 6 years old, said that his family went to the airport in an attempt to leave the country.
His father apparently fell in the middle of the crowd and the child has not seen any of his parents since.
Afghan journalists also report that many are posting photos of missing children at the airport.