Aug 26, 2021

Twin bomb attacks at Kabul airport 

There have been twin bomb attacks at Kabul airport which the Taliban say killed at least 13 people.
Explosions took place outside the Abbey Gate - where US and British forces have been stationed - and at a nearby hotel.

The Pentagon said there had been a number of US and civilian casualties in what was a "complex" attack.

The attack came after warnings there could be militant attacks, as nations evacuate people ahead of a 31 August deadline.

A spokesman for the Taliban has condemned the twin blasts in the area they say was under the control of the US military.

"The Islamic Emirate strongly condemns the bombing targeting civilians at Kabul airport," Zabihullah Mujahid said in a tweet.

The spokesman added the explosions "took place in an area where US forces are responsible for security".

(BBC News)