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Afghanistan | Twin Kabul Airport Blasts Kills 60; ISIS Claims Responsibility

The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed a large explosion outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, hours after the United States military warned of an imminent terror threat. According to the local media, over 60 civilians and 13 U.S service members were killed.

Meanwhile, ISIS-K ( Islamic State-Khorasan) has claimed the responsibility for the airport attack and said one of its suicide bombers targeted “translators and collaborators with the American army”. U.S. officials also blamed the group.

LIVE UPDATES:

  • Pentagon confirms 13 of its service members were killed in the terrorist attack.
  • Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemns the attack.

  • Local media says the death toll has risen to over 40 and around 100 injured.
  • The US confirms the death of its 4 elite soldiers in the attack.
  • New York Times reporter in Kabul claims death toll in Kabul twin bombing has risen to 40
  • “We can confirm that the explosion at the Abbey Gate was the result of a complex attack that resulted in a number of US & civilian casualties. We can also confirm at least one other explosion at or near the Baron Hotel, a short distance from Abbey Gate. We will continue to update” Pentagon Press Secretary
      • US State Department has asked its citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and avoid airport gates. Those at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately.

      • Reuters reports U.S officials says up to three US troops may have been injured in an alleged suicide bombing outside Kabul‘s airport near Abbey Gate.
      • Reports say, blast took place outside the western gate, which was followed by gunfire.
      • Pictures emerging on social media shows several people injured in the bast

      • Pentagon Press Secretary confirms that blast took place outside the Kabul airport, but said, ‘casualties are unclear at this time’

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