SputnikNews.com ———–By Staff —————Thurs., Aug.25, 2021
At least two explosions rocked areas near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Thursday.
The first explosion, which took place near the airport’s eastern gate was attributed to a suicide bomber, and local media say a firefight took place involving unknkown militants and US-led coalition forces tasked with guarding the airport amid the continued evacuation of troops, diplomats and civilians.
A Fox News reporter citing unnamed US officials said ‘at least three’ US troops were wounded in the attack. Separately, a Taliban official has said that up to 13 people had been killed, including children. Over a dozen injuries have also been reported.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby has confirmed via Twitter that an explosion took place, and said that “casualties are unclear at this time.”