A woman evacuated from Afghanistan amid the continuing chaos in the country has given birth to a baby girl on an evacuation flight.
The US Air Force said the Afghan woman went into labour en route to Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
Medical personnel boarded the plane after it landed and delivered the baby in the aircraft’s cargo hold.
Both baby and mother are said to be in good condition at a nearby medical facility.
At one point on the journey, the pregnant woman began having “complications”, the thread said. The pilot had to descend in order to increase air pressure on board the plane, “which helped stabilise and save the mother’s life”.