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Two Explosions Targeted Crowds Near Kabul Airport Gate, US Casualties Reported (Videos, Photos)

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Two Explosions Targeted Crowds Near Kabul Airport Gate, US Casualties Reported (Videos, Photos)

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On August 26, an explosion was heard just outside Hamid Karzai International Airport, where thousands of US and NATO troops have been operating nonstop to evacuate their citizens and Afghan collaborators from the Taliban-held Afghan capital Kabul for nearly two weeks.

The explosion reportedly took place near the Abbey gate entrance in the southeastern part of the airport, where British troops are known to be stationed.

“We don’t have any record of UK military casualties but it’s too early to know for sure,” a UK Ministry of Defense told the BBC.

Meanwhile, a US official has told the Reuters news agency the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber. From its side, the White House confirmed that President Biden has been briefed on incident.

At least eleven people were wounded or killed as a result of the explosion. According to Reuters, three of the casualties appear to be US service members.

Following the explosion, France ambassador to Kabul, who is currently working from Hamid Karzai International Airport, warned from a second attack.

“To all of our Afghan friends: If you are near the airport gates, get away urgently and take cover. A second explosion is possible,” the ambassador, David Martinon, wrote on Twitter.

A few minutes later a second explosion was reported, this time near the Baron Hotel outside the airport. US citizens were gathered in the hotel a few days ago ahead of evacuation.

Earlier, the US urged crowds trying to access Hamid Karzai International Airport to leave the area. Furthermore, British and Australian governments warned of a “high threat” of a “terrorist” attack.

ISIS-Khorasan Province (ISIS-KP), whose cells are to known to be present and active in Kabul, was likely behind the attack. The Taliban, which maintains a strong security presence around Hamid Karzai International Airport, stands to gain northing from the attack.

The attack may affect the US evacuation plans. So far, more than 95,000 people have been evacuated by US forces from Kabul. The process may end on August 31, the deadline set by President Joe Biden for the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan.

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yo666

very oportunistic i think, another excuse to stay in afghanistan

Arch Bungle

Nah. I think the yanks are done.

Dr. Puerto Rico

Inshallah

Cranjis McBasketball

Probably, inshallah this only speeds up US departure

Brokenspine66

They brought ISIS Mercs from Syria to Afghanistan for some time as contingency plan under the premise if “We” can’t control the country/region anymore “Nobody Will”.

thewurd

Let the Taliban have-at the ISIS swine. May they send them back to Saudi.

Arch Bungle

CIASIS strikes again.

HB_norica

I wonder who benefits from 20 years of warfare and doesn’t want the gravy train to stop?

Taliban? No, they just want Americans to get the fuck out … last thing they want is another dose of democracy up the ass.

ISIS? Not if their objective is to get the USA out of the Middle East … you’d think they’d be giving Americans rides to the airport.

So just who made the most off 20 years of war in Afghanistan and want nothing better than another 20 years?

Arch Bungle

The Council of Zion.

Rightiswrong

ISIS-K, Americas newest moderate rebels in waiting for the Afghan ‘civil war’. The Taliban already reported this morning that a terrorist attack was planned. They announced the news to Russian media, about an hour after the Brits claimed they had ‘credible’ reports of an attack.
The suicide bomber targeted the Taliban fighters, killing children standing by and injuries to 3 US troops.

As for who made the most, my guess the Cheney, Bush, Clinton, Biden, Obomber families and the other shareholders of defence companies who produce the bombs and missiles used to wipe out wedding parties in faraway lands.

Corrupt Ukrop SHITHOLE

congratulations CIA/SBU…

Brokenspine66

The AmeriCunts has shuttled ISIS Mercs from Syria to Afghanistan for the last few years, to use them against the Taliban and keep the chaos ongoing even if they have left, their sinister evil-minded Scorched Earth Plan-B. ISIS didn’t appear there out of thin air! Exact his happen right now!

Ahson

They’ll pin this on Pakistan…..just watch……stupid sunni wahabbi jihadi will die soon. And sanctions on Pakistan coming soon. Dumb fucks don’t get it do they……..They US will fuck them right in the ass, and then they’ll come crying to Iran for support……

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