There was an explosion at the gates of the Kabul airport reported correspondent for Politico. Twitter info confirmed Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.
“The number of victims and injured is currently unknown. We will provide additional information, ”he said.
By data CNN, as a result of the explosion, citizens of Afghanistan were injured, there are no Americans among them. By data source Al Jazeera, at least 15 people were injured, at least two perished. Sky News informs about 11 dead. Taliban spokesman stated about at least 13 victims. Reuters writes that among the dead there is children. There is no official confirmation of this information.
Fox News informsthat the explosion was previously committed by a suicide bomber. Shooting is also heard in the airport area. Reuters citing sources also transfersthat a suicide bomber was blown up at the airport. How clarifies According to WSJ, the explosion took place near the Baron Hotel, where the British were staying.
The explosion thundered a few hours after the US State Department recommended Americans “immediately leave” Kabul airport because of a possible terrorist attack. RIA News” notesthat the British Department of Defense previously reported that a terrorist attack could occur at the airport in the next few hours.
The French Embassy in Kabul is already warned about the possibility of a second attack. The U.S. Embassy also prescribed its citizens should not approach the territory near the airport.
On August 15, Taliban terrorists took over Kabul and declared control over all of Afghanistan. President Ashraf Ghani responded by resigning and leaving for the UAE. Ordinary Afghans also began to flee the country occupied by the Taliban: a stampede began at the Kabul airport because of this, in which perished at least 20 people.
After the Taliban seized power announced on a general amnesty for officials. By data UN militants have compiled lists of those who have collaborated with NATO, the United States and Great Britain. They face execution. Formerly Taliban killed a relative of a Deutsche Welle employee. In addition, the militants opened fire on protesters in the city of Asadabad.
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