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Kabul airport bombings death toll rises to 100

By 08/27/2021 10:30 AMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

The number of people killed in the two bombings outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday has risen to 100.

Based on the latest data given to the media, the twin bombings killed at least 95 Afghans and 13 U.S. troops.

The death toll is considered the deadliest for American forces in Afghanistan since August 2011.

Sources said the death could rise, with morgues stretched to capacity and the possibility that relatives are taking bodies away from the scene.

One official even said as many as 115 may have died, with even more wounded.

US officials said the blasts were perpetrated by an ISIS fighter wearing a suicide vest and a car bomber.

Sources said one of the explosions happened at the Abby Gate outside the airport.

The second blast occurred outside the nearby Baron Hotel in what the Pentagon is describing as a “complex attack.”

After the blasts, some US soldiers were seen exchanging gunfires.

An Afghan man who was nearby the first explosion said some people appeared to be missing body parts after the blast.

Another man identified as Karl, who said he was a translator for the US Marines revealed that he was outside waiting in line for one of the evacuation flights when the bomb went off.

Hours before the explosions occurred, the US embassy in Kabul already urged Americans to stay away from the airport because of “security threats outside the gates.”

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said some 1,500 US citizens remain stranded in Afghanistan.


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