An Australian father beaten by the Taliban and trapped in Kabul has made a desperate plea to Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help save his life.
Farid, an Afghan refugee, made an emergency trip back to Afghanistan to visit his sick mother when the lightning-fast collapse of the Afghan army trapped him and tens of thousands of others in a country again run by religious zealots.
He has stayed alive by moving from house to house, hiding from Taliban members and pleading for help from Australian officials to help him get home.
"I am an Australian citizen a father a husband and a brother. Myself and my cousin were attacked by Taliban yesterday, I am injured on my head," Farid said in confronting video which showed his bloody injuries.
"My plea for my country Australia and my Prime Minister Scott Morrison is to urgently protect me. My life and my cousin's life are in danger. As an Australian I call on my government to please step in and save my life."
Farid's wife, Kolsoum is also pleading with the Australian Government to help get her husband home, concerned every day he stays there puts his life at further risk.
"It's very hard to be beaten by your people in your country and I want him to just come back – we love him," Kolsoum told 9News.
"He is a father of three kids, the kids need him, I need him. We have been living together for 20 years, we need help from the government to help him get out."
Defence planes have rescued 4000 Australians, refugees and other nationals from Kabul Airport but Mr Morrison says the situation is something Australia has to deal with.
"We have to deal with the reality, the terrible, brutal and awful reality of the situation on the ground," Mr Morrison said.
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Foreign Minister Marise Payne has advised Australians in Kabul to seek shelter and not try to get to Hamid Karzai International Airport because it is too dangerous.
Farid's lawyer says other countries have offered safe passage through Kabul, but there are no plans for anyone in the Australian contingent to leave the airport where soldiers and officials are already dealing with thousands as Farid's friends say there is no doubt his life is in danger.
"He is from Hazara tribe. That's why he's being targeted. Because he's Hazara. From minority Shia group," friend Bashir Rezie said.