A Taliban terrorist has told news agency Reuters that at least 13 people including children have been killed in the attack.
The Pentagon has confirmed a massive explosion outside Kabul airport where US and allies are carrying out evacuation of tens of thousands of people.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said: “We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can.”
A Taliban terrorist has told news agency Reuters that at least 13 people including children have been killed in the attack, while many Taliban guards were wounded.
Many news agencies also reported a second blast minutes after the first one. Both the blasts, as per reports, took place at the airport’s main Abbey Gate, where thousands of people have massed over the past 12 days hoping to be evacuated after the Taliban seized power.
Earlier on Thursday, western nations warned their citizens to immediately leave the surrounds of Kabul airport over a terrorist threat.
This week, one of the reason cited by Biden administration and its aides for the hard deadline was an “acute” terrorist threat from the regional chapter of the Islamic State group.
On Thursday, United States and its allies raised the alarm further with a series of coordinated and specific advisories warnings for their citizens to avoid the airport.
Citing unspecified “security threats”, US State Department said: “Those at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately.”
(This is a developing story)
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