Kabul airport attack: What do we know?

A massive blast shattered Afghan kills at least 85 people

A massive explosion goes off in Afghan Capital

Hearing such lethal news from Afghanistan is no longer odd. However, attack on airport. At least 85 people, including 13 US soldiers have been killed and more than 140 injured in two suicide simultaneous bombings outside an airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The militant group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, a few hours after the suicide bombings outside the airport, between Thursday and Friday night, Kabul erupted with a loud explosion. Kabul resounded with the blast, AFP news agency quoted its staff as saying. Since there was no administration after the Taliban took over Kabul. The nature and location of the blast could not be immediately determined. Earlier, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said. “We can confirm that many American soldiers were killed in today’s attack on Kabul Airport. Several injured personnel are being treated. Many Afghans were also targeted.

The post impact of blast

According to Aljazera, the head of US Central Command, General Frank Mackenzie, confirmed the killing 13 US soldiers and 15 injured in the Kabul airport attack.
During a news briefing at the Pentagon, General Mckenzie said that there was a shooting after the blast. He said that despite the attack, the evacuation operation from Afghanistan was underway.
According to him, there are still about a thousand American citizens in Afghanistan. Although the exact number of people killed in the airport attack is not yet known. Reuters says dozens of bodies brought forth in videos shared on social media by Afghan journalists.


According to The wall street journal, 90 people killed and more than 140 injured in the attack so far.
Earlier, Kirby said the first blast occurred at the Abbey Gate of Kabul Airport, while the second took place near the Baron Hotel, a short distance from the Abbey Gate.

On the other hand, Taliban spokesman Sohail Shaheen said in a statement. “I confirm the two bombings in the US-administered area. According to initial reports, 13 people killed and 52 injured.
“We strongly condemn this incident and will do everything possible to bring those responsible to justice.”

Qari Muhammad Yousaf, a Taliban spokesman in Kabul, told Urdu News that the blasts took place in the part of Kabul airport controlled by US forces. Qari Muhammad Yusuf said that there were two to three explosions. “Up to 50 civilians killed and injured in the blasts.” Two U.S. officials told Reuters that one of the blasts was a suicide bombing. On the other side in the meanwhile, a White House official said. President Joe Biden had been briefed on the Kabul bombing. According to him, Biden was attending a meeting with security officials regarding Afghanistan.

The US will not stop the evacuation process

According to the Associated Press, the US general who oversaw the evacuation said. That the attacks would not discourage the US from evacuating Americans and others from Afghanistan. There would be non-stop fights continue till certain time of evacuation. Addtionally, The head of US Central Command General Frank McKenzie said. The airport had a high level of security and alternative evacuation routes determined.

Boris Johnson’s statement

According to Reuters, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. That his government will continue to evacuate people despite the attack on Kabul Airport. “This will not affect our progress,” he said after an emergency meeting on Thursday. We will continue to evacuate. There has always been a threat of terrorism and opportunistic terrorist attacks,” he said. We condemn it, but a presyched

US and allies warn before the blast

Earlier, the United States and its allies urged people to stay away from Kabul airport. Because of the threat of a terrorist attack by ISIS.
According to AFP: Warning declaration by Canberra, and Washington on Wednesday night, urging those gathered in the area to evacuate and move to a safer location. For days, thousands of frightened Afghans and foreigners have been besieging Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport. Is by the virtue of fleeing from the Taliban government.

The State Department said. In a statement that “those at the Abbey Gate, the East Gate or the North Gate should have no more activites. While citing “unknown threats.” However, we are to be mentaly ready for such inhuman incidents.

Withdrawal of German troops completed

Meanwhile, security sources told Reuters that “Germany has completed the operation to withdraw troops from Kabul airport on Thursday.”The report said that the last German plane had also left Kabul, However, so far there are no further details have brought forth to sources.


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