Kabul airport attack kills 60 Afghans, 12 U.S. troops; IS claims responsibility

By – Nandini Chaturvedi

The medical staff brings an injured man to a hospital in an ambulance after two powerful explosions outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021.

The Islamic State group guaranteed liability regarding the killings on its Amaq news channel  Two self-destruction planes and shooters assaulted hordes of Afghans running to Kabul’s air terminal on Thursday, changing a scene of urgency into one of loathsomeness in the fading days of an airdrop for those escaping the Taliban takeover. The assaults killed somewhere around 60 Afghans and 12 U.S. troops, Afghan and U.S. authorities said.

The U.S. general directing the clearing promised the United States would “pursue” the culprits of the bombings, and cautioned that all the more such assaults are normal. “We are buckling down right presently to decide attribution, to figure out who is related with this weak assault. What’s more, we’re ready to make a move against them,” Gen. Plain McKenzie, head of U.S. Headquarters, revealed to Pentagon correspondents in preparation. “24 seven. We are searching for them.”

Not long after Gen. McKenzie talked, the Islamic State bunch asserted liability regarding the killings on its Amaq news channel. Gen. McKenzie said the assaults would not prevent the United States from emptying Americans and others, and trips out were proceeding. He said there was a lot of safety at the air terminal, and backup courses of action were being utilized to get evacuees in. Notwithstanding the numerous Afghans, the State Department assessed there were upwards of 1,000 Americans in Afghanistan who might need assistance getting out. Western authorities had cautioned of a significant assault, asking individuals to leave the air terminal, however, that exhortation went generally unnoticed by Afghans frantic to get away from the country over the most recent couple of days of an American-drove departure before the U.S. formally closes its 20-year presence on August 31. a few nations have finished their clearings and started to pull out their warriors and representatives, flagging the start of the finish of perhaps history’s biggest airdrop. The Taliban have demanded unfamiliar soldiers should be out by America’s deliberate cutoff time of August 31 — and the departures should end then, at that point, as well.

In Washington, U.S. President Joe Biden spent a significant part of the morning in the safe White House Situation Room where he was advised on the blasts and consulted with his public safety group and leaders on the ground in Kabul.