‘I’m losing hope’: Canadians trapped in Afghanistan speak out after deadly airport explosion


Chance to escape Taliban rule appears to evaporate with Canadian airlift suspended, deadly blasts… The Canadian government is now telling its citizens to stay away from the airport until further notice. Just how many Canadians — and those who applied to come to Canada — remain stranded is unknown. CBC News spoke with two of them Thursday, including the man with the five children. Another, a woman living within earshot of the airport, said she’s feeling “desperate” since learning she won’t be boarding a plane to come home anytime soon. “I do feel angry,” said the woman, a Canadian citizen, who also asked not to be identified. She had travelled to Afghanistan earlier this year to be married, told CBC News she could hear Thursday’s explosion from where she’s staying. “I don’t know if you can hear the gunfire, it’s still on,” she said.

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