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ISIS claims responsibility for suicide bombings in Kabul killing 12 US troops, over 70 civilians

CM 26/08/2021


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At least sixty Afghans and twelve US servicemen have been killed in a suicide bombing carried out by ISIS at the Kabul airport, US officials confirmed Thursday night. 
The terror group ISIS-K have claimed responsibility for the deadly double attack, the group’s Amaq News Agency said on its Telegram channel.
CENTCOM Chief Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. said that while saddened by the deaths, the US will continue conducting evacuations from Kabul. “ISIS will not deter the US from carrying out the mission.”

He estimated that some 1,000 Americans are still in Afghanistan.
Furthermore, McKenzie expressed that he expects ISIS attacks to continue.
An emergency airport in Kabul has confirmed that approximately 60 people were wounded in the blast, and six died on the way to hospital.
A UK defense source confirmed there were two explosions at the airport, one next to the Baron Hotel, and the second by Abbey Gate. No UK military casualties were reported, according to an initial assessment.
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby initially confirmed the blast at Abbey Gate outside the airport, and confirmed both explosions in a tweet. 
Baron Hotel was used by Canadian and British military as collection point for Afghans approved for evacuation flights.
According to reports, guns were fired at one of the gates of the airport. 
A source briefed on the situation has said that “hundreds of ISIS-K in the vicinity, attacks likely to continue.” US officials said on Thursday they were concerned that further attacks could occur at Kabul airport. 
Unconfirmed reports of a third explosion on Thursday night further highlighted this concern.
 Injured people arrive at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan August 26, 2021. (credit: ASVAKA NEWS/via REUTERS) Injured people arrive at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan August 26, 2021. (credit: ASVAKA NEWS/via REUTERS)
US President Joe Biden has been briefed on the explosion, according to a White House official.
Following reports of the blast, the UK Defense Ministry said they are working urgently on determining what has happened and its impact on the ongoing evacuation effort, according to Reuters. 
“We are working urgently to establish what has happened in Kabul and its impact on the ongoing evacuation effort,” the Defense Ministry said on Twitter.
“Our primary concern remains the safety of our personnel, British citizens and the citizens of Afghanistan. We are in close contact with our US and other NATO allies at an operational level on the immediate response to this incident.
The UK Foreign Office advised against all travel to Afghanistan.
The United States and allies urged people to move away from Kabul airport on Thursday due to the threat of an Islamic State terror attack. 
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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