2021 Kabul airport attacks

suicide bombing in Afghanistan

On 26 August 2021, a suicide bombing happened near Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.[1][2][3] This attack came hours after the United States State Department told Americans outside the airport to leave because of a terrorist threat.[4]

Media said there was a second explosion; Media said later that there was only one explosion.[5][6]

At least 170 people have been killed by the attacks as many people were at the airport trying the leave the country.[7][8] The attack happened over a week after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. The ISIS-K (other name: Islamic State Khorasan) said they were responsible for the attacks.[9] 13 U.S. soldiers were killed in the attacks, becoming the first American military deaths in Afghanistan since February 2020.[10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pasko, Simcha (26 August 2021). "Suicide bombing kills, injures several at Kabul airport". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  2. "Large Explosion Reported Outside Kabul Airport". 2021-08-26. Retrieved 2021-08-26.
  3. "Blast reported outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul". 2021-08-26. Retrieved 2021-08-26.
  4. "Explosion outside Kabul airport confirmed hours after US, British terror warnings". 2021-08-26. Retrieved 2021-08-26.
  5. Ali, Idrees; Landay, Jonathan; Pamuk, Humeyra (26 August 2021). "Pentagon bracing for more attacks after troops killed at Kabul airport". Reuters. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  6. "Pentagon confirms second explosion near Kabul airport and "a number of US and civilian casualties"". CNN. 26 August 2021. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  7. "Kabul airport attack: What do we know?". BBC News. 27 August 2021. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  8. "Russia: 2 suicide attacks outside Kabul airport; 13 dead". APNews. 2021-08-26.
  9. "Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Kabul airport attack". Reuters. 26 August 2021. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  10. "Afghanistan: US to complete evacuations despite attack, says Biden". BBC News. 27 August 2021.
  11. https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/Kz61yM/sjefen-paa-kabul-sykehuset-forteller-stolt-av-aa-ha-reddet-liv-etter-terroren