A French military aircraft carrying evacuees from Afghanistan arrived in Abu Dhabi overnight, France’s defence minister has said.
Florence Parly said in a tweet that French nationals were on board the flight. The French government is “actively working” to organise the next evacuations, she added.
On Monday there were chaotic scenes at Kabul’s international airport as hundreds of Afghans attempted to leave the country. At least five people died, including three who repotertedly fell from a plane after take-off.
Flights have since resumed.