US Air Force Says 5 People Onboard Afghan Evac Flight ‘Intended To Hijack The Aircraft’

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A disturbing report has been confirmed by the U.S. Air Force.

Intelligence was received on five individuals who boarded a flight out of Afghanistan at the Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) in Kabul.

This occurred in August amid the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal of U.S. troops.

Those five individuals intended to hijack the aircraft, the report adds.

U.S. forces acted quickly to stop the situation from happening, Daily Wire notes.

A statement released by the Air Force explained, “On one occasion after they received an intel tip, five people onboard one of the commercial flights intended to hijack the aircraft.”

Lt. Col. Brian Desautels said, “Our team worked to get them clear of the NATO ramp, relocated to the north side away from friendly forces, then ultimately onto the south side where the situation was handled.”

“The statement also revealed that combat aircraft on the ground were about to be swarmed when they barely managed to take off on just ‘a sliver of remaining runway,'” Daily Wire added.

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The chaos extended outside the gates, where many of the same veterans groups now working with the State Department and DOD had scrambled to charter flights and in some cases, flown to Afghanistan themselves to rescue the commandos, interpreters, and other Afghan staff who had helped them during their deployments.

During the two weeks of chaos, many of those groups were working largely on their own, the Air Force said in its Wednesday narrative summarizing the days and weeks leading up to Aug. 31.

During Democrat President Joe Biden’s turbulent pullout from Afghanistan, 13 U.S. troops were killed during an ISIS-K terrorist attack on one of the gates at the airport.

The Air Force added:

The sewage alley near Abbey Gate was packed with over 10,000 people when it was bombed around 6 p.m. local time. The terrorists then engaged with small arms fire.

Eleven Marines, one Navy corpsman and one Soldier were killed in the attack. Seventeen service members were wounded and received care at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, before being transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. One Marine was still in “serious but stable condition,” according to a U.S. Marines spokesperson, as reported Oct. 6.