A screengrab shows an emergency agent as bodies access at a hospital afterwards an advance at Kabul airport
At atomic 85 people, including 72 Afghans, were dead afterwards accompanying blasts alfresco Kabul airport Thursday evening. 13 US soldiers and 28 Taliban fighters additionally died in the attack, which took abode a anniversary afore American armament are to leave Afghanistan.
Regionally-based ISIS-Khorosan, or IS-K, has claimed responsibility. According to account bureau Reuters, the alarm accumulation said its suicide bombers had targeted "translators and collaborators with the American army". Intel from the United States and added sources appears to affirm this claim,
US President Joe Biden has vowed vengeance, saying: "To those who agitated out this attack, as able-bodied as anyone who wishes America harm, apperceive this: We will not forgive, we will not forget, we will coursing you bottomward and accomplish you pay." General Frank McKenzie, arch of US Central Command, told Reuters,
Biden additionally said the attacks would not force the US to adapt affairs to abandon US citizens and refugees from Kabul by August 31 - the Taliban's borderline for abandonment of forces. "We will accomplishment Americans who are there... we will get our Afghan allies out," Biden said.
The Taliban has additionally accursed the attack. There is
, admitting the actuality both are hardline Sunni Islamist groups. They alter on the development of adoration and strategy, with anniversary claiming to be the accurate flag-bearers of jihad.
The Taliban additionally hit out at adopted nations organising evacuations; a accumulation official told Reuters they would not be captivated amenable for "chaotic aborticide plans". Western armament alleged on the Taliban to bind aegis about the airport perimeter.
160 Afghan Hindus and Sikhs may accept almost able the blasts
. Reports advance they were at the airport a few hours afore the advance attractive for advice on the abutting annular of evacuations. They larboard the airport and the actual about and are now safe central a gurudwara.
Video taken in the after-effects of the advance showed corpses amphibian in a aqueduct by the airport fence; the video showed bodies actuality fished out and placed in a accumulation as ancestors associates and accompany cried and exhausted themselves in sorrow. "I saw bodies and anatomy genitalia aerial (through) the air..." one attestant told Reuters, "That little baptize abounding in the carrion aqueduct had angry into blood."
Global leaders accept accursed the "horrific" attack. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson alleged it "barbaric" and, like the US, said his country's aborticide efforts would continue. French President Emmanuel Macron accursed the attacks "with absolute firmness". The leaders of the Czech Republic, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Norway, Spain, Saudi Arabia and others additionally aloft their voices.
Intel suggests the aboriginal bang took abode at the Abbey aboideau of Kabul airport, which was actuality manned by American troops. Intel with India suggests the aboriginal adviser was cutting a suicide belong with IEDs attached. The additional bang was abreast the Baron auberge abutting to the airport, area British troops and agents accept set up base.
Over 100,000 accept been abandoned back the Taliban swept to ability on August 15. On Friday morning, some flights resumed with bodies lining up on the tarmac, but there were no crowds abreast the sites of the blasts, according to AFP reporters.
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