June 25, 2024

Balkan Travellers

Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage, aggregated from sources all over the world

A bomb blast near the Kabul airport has killed at least 85 people

More than 160 people were injured in a double attack by the Islamic State (IS) group on Thursday.

An attack on Kabul airport on Thursday, August 26, killed 85 people and wounded more than 160. Two former government officials were overthrown by the Taliban in mid-August, according to a new report to the AFP on Friday.

In videos posted on social networks, victims, dead or injured, are lurking in the salt water of the sewer, surrounded by overcrowded and helpless rescuers. Men, women and children were running in all directions to escape the blast site. “Many of the victims were women and children. Most people are shocked and shockedA former government official was ousted by the Taliban in mid-August. An earlier report by the Taliban regime on Thursday evening, August 26, said 13 to 20 people had been killed and 52 wounded.

The situation in Kabul on Friday morning, August 27, seemed calm, especially as the Taliban tightened their checkpoints around the airport and the crowd appeared to have disappeared.

The Pentagon says at least 13 U.S. soldiers were killed and at least 18 were injured in what became known as the Cold War.

See also  LIVE - Ukraine: Zelensky thanks Biden for US aid expected to arrive "quickly"