60 killed in two blasts outside Kabul airport in Afghanistan

Kabul: At least 60 people have been killed in two powerful explosions outside Kabul’s international airport, medical sources have told Al Jazeera, amid a huge and chaotic evacuation effort from Afghanistan.

On Thursday two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans that had flocked to Kabul’s airport, in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover, reports said.

“The attacks killed at least 60 Afghans and 12 US troops, Afghan and US officials said. A Taliban official earlier said children were among the dead.”

The city’s main Emergency Hospital said on Twitter that at least 60 wounded people were transferred to their facility so far.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said one blast occurred near the airport’s Abbey Gate and the other close to the nearby Baron Hotel, said reports. (Al Jazeera)


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