Strong explosion outside Kabul airport: investigating if it was a suicide attack

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An explosion occurred this Thursday in the vicinity of the airport of Acceptancesaid Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, unable to establish a number of eventual victims. Thousands of people are gathered outside what is the only exit door of the country hoping to take one of the last flights to flee after the return to power of the Taliban.

“We can confirm an explosion outside the Kabul airport. The victims are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can, ”he said in a tweet.

“The explosion outside the Kabul airport occurred in one of the entrance doors and appears to be a suicide attack“Three US officials told the channel CNN.

The attack occurred after the US president in recent days, Joe Biden, I said that there is a “Acute and increasing risk” attack at the Kabul airport by the regional branch of ISIS: the Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) group.

The British Secretary of State for the Armed Forces, James Heappey, also warned this morning of a “very serious” and “imminent” terrorist threat at Kabul airport and therefore recommended to their citizens not to approach the area.

Given the proximity of the deadline set by the United States to leave the country, August 31, the governments of Canada, France, Holland and Belgium they announced that they put an end to operations repatriation from Kabul, even if that means some people who are likely to be evacuated are left behind.

News that is being updated.-

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