17-year-old Afghan footballer dies after falling from US evacuation plane – .

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17-year-old Afghan footballer dies after falling from US evacuation plane – .


Many Afghans have taken to social media to express their shock and anger.

“Shame on the Taliban,” wrote Marzieh Zal on the federation’s Facebook page.

“Rest in peace dear Zaki, I cannot believe that you are no longer with us,” Mohammad Sharif Ahmadi wrote in another article.

The rapid collapse of Afghanistan under Taliban control triggered panic among many Afghans, including athletes, who feared that a return of an extremist religious regime could lead to the end of their careers and lives. other opportunities.

Olympic athlete, sprinter Kamia Yousufi, 25, who carried the Afghan flag during the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Tokyo, has since taken refuge in Iran, media reported. Mr. Peyman confirmed these reports.

President Biden has been heavily criticized for the way the US military withdrew from Afghanistan after 20 years of occupation. Mr Biden defended his handling of the exit. In an interview with ABC News, he was also asked about those who died while hanging onto the plane and dismissed the question.

“It was four days ago, five days ago,” he said.

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