Two Blasts Outside Kabul airport- more than 100 people die and 150 injured including 13 Americans
Updated: Aug 27, 2021
Update: 1:00 A.M. PST 27.08.21
More than 100 people were killed, including at least 13 U.S service members and 90 Afghans, at the Kabul airport Thursday when two blasts explode. 28 Taliban members also died in the blast and 150 people were injured.
A suicide bomb attack at the airport's Abbey Gate was followed by another bomb attack nearby the airport at a hotel. The IS-K has claimed the responsibility for the blast. Terrorist Abdul Rehman Al Loghari was the human bomb for the incident.
President Biden on Thursday evening said he was heartbroken by the violence and vowed to retaliate for the attacks. He said, " we will hunt you down and make you pay". He had instructed his national security advisers to develop response plans to the attack.
The US has lowered its flag at half-mast to express condolences to those killed in the incident.
The US-led evacuation now entered its final stage. Despite bomb blasts, there is still a gathering of people at Kabul airport who wanted to leave the country.
Update: 9.00 am PST: UN has called an emergency meeting. As per Taliban, ISIS Khorasan is prime suspect for Kabul airport bombing. As per Afghan Health Ministry 40 people died and 120 injured.
Update : 7.30 am PST: Just now the news of the one more explosion has been reported. A while ago it was expressed by France that there may be another explosion.
Now it is learned that so far 11 people have died and 15 people have been injured.
So far no group has taken responsibility for blasts.
A little while ago there was an explosion in which 2 people died.
An explosion was reported, on Thursday, outside the Kabul airport, where thousands of people have gathered to try to flee the country on a Western airlift since the Taliban seized power earlier this month. The Pentagon confirmed the blast, with no immediate word on casualties.
UK Armed Forces Minister James Heappey earlier told the BBC the threat was "severe" and could be "imminent"
There are no details of the threat, thought to be from so-called Islamic State militants.