Afghanistan in panic: Two bomb attacks outside Kabul airport, 40 killed, 120 injured including US soldiers
The blasts happened outside the airport; U.S. officials say American personnel were wounded.Author : Suraj Sahota
The blast took place on Thursday evening just in front of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. According to Russian media, 40 people have been killed and 120 people have been injured. Three American soldiers are also among the injured. All flight operations from the airport were suspended after the incident. The Pentagon has accused the terrorist organization ISIS Khorasan of the attack.
The US Defense Ministry Pentagon said – On Thursday, the first blast occurred at the Abbe Gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport. Shortly after, another explosion occurred near the Baron Hotel near the airport. It is being told that British soldiers were staying here.
According to the Pentagon, three suspects were seen outside the airport. Two of them were suicide bombers, while the third had come with a gun. There is an atmosphere of panic due to the blast at Kabul Airport and its surrounding areas. The death toll is expected to rise.
Taliban also called it terrorist attack
The Taliban have so far confirmed the death of 15 people. This includes women and children. The Taliban called it a terrorist attack. A man at the airport told that his child died in his lap.
Death of a US citizen
Russian media Sputnik claimed 13 people were killed. According to sources, the blast took place near the Baron Hotel near the airport, while the second blast took place near the Abbe Gate of the airport. This is where American soldiers were stationed.
Four US Marines were among those killed in the explosions at Kabul airport, and three were wounded, the U.S. ambassador told staff, an official said: The Wall Street Journal