After the Taliban occupation in Afghanistan, now the terrorists have started a bloody game. At least 13 people were killed in two successive bombings outside Kabul airport on Thursday. Many children are also among the dead. Several people, including women, American security personnel and Taliban guards, were injured in the attack, according to the news agency AP report. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. US security officials called it a suicide attack. Intelligence agencies have suspected ISIS for the attack.
The death toll in this attack could increase even more. This suicide attack has come after the alert issued by many countries including America and Britain. According to eyewitnesses, a bomb exploded at the Abbey Gate of the airport. Several Afghan civilians were killed in the attack. The injured have been taken to the hospital for treatment. After the incident, there was a situation of panic. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah called the bombings a terrorist act. Confirming the attack, the Pentagon has also reported casualties to American civilians.
The US embassy in Kabul said there was a major explosion near the airport. There are also reports of firing. US citizens should avoid approaching the airport at this time. Citizens who are at different gates of the airport should leave immediately. The news agency AP has quoted a US official as saying that the terrorist organization Islamic State may be behind these serial suicide bombings in Kabul.
In fact, after the Taliban occupation in Afghanistan, thousands of people have gathered inside and outside the Kabul airport in the rush to leave. America and other Western countries are working hard to get their citizens and helpful Afghans out of Kabul by 31 August. On the basis of intelligence, western countries had alerted their citizens from gathering outside the airport on Wednesday itself. The US, Britain and Australia had stopped citizens of their countries from gathering outside the airport, fearing ISIS bombings at the airport.
At the same time, the news agency AFP quoted French President Emmanuel Macron as saying that France would try to evacuate several hundred Afghan people from Kabul. The French Ambassador will also leave Afghanistan and he will work from Paris. People were requested from many other allied countries including Australia, America and Britain to stay away from Kabul Airport. On behalf of the British government, it was said that attacks could be carried out by Islamic State terrorists targeting the people present at Kabul airport.
Not only this, people were also alerted by the US Defense Department, Pentagon. In an alert issued by the US Embassy in Kabul, it was said that American and Afghan citizens should avoid traveling towards the airport. Not only this, all the people who are already present at the airport gate should immediately move away from there. Australia had also cautioned people and advised them to stay away from the airport.
Britain’s Armed Forces Minister James Happy said that there have been reports about the terrorist attack at Kabul Airport. In such a situation, people should move away from the airport. He also said that this threat is from the terrorist organization Islamic State. NATO diplomats and Taliban leaders also spoke of the threat of an ISIS attack in the Kabul airport area.
It was also said from Denmark and the Netherlands that operating flights from Kabul is no longer free from danger. At present, the security and operation of Kabul Airport is currently in the hands of US troops. 5800 US soldiers are present at Kabul airport.