At Least 60 killed In Kabul Airport Blasts, ISIS Claims Responsibility

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At least 60 people were killed in Kabul Airport blasts, including 13 US personnel, according to reports.

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack outside the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. In a message shared on its Amaq News Agency, the group claims the blasts killed and wounded some 160 and includes a photo of a man it says was a suicide bomber.

US President Joe Biden said the United States has reason to believe the leaders of the Islamic State-Khorasan terror group are behind the attacks at the Kabul airport that killed 12 US service members.

He also vowed the United States will carry out strikes against the group responsible for the bombings that killed a dozen Americans.

US flag to fly at half-mast until August 30 in honour of Kabul attack victims

The US flag will be flown at half-mast until the evening of August 30 to honour the victims killed in the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan’s Kabul, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said.

India condemns deadly blasts at Kabul airport

India strongly condemned the explosion outside Kabul airport in Afghanistan on Thursday, said the Ministry of External Affairs in a statement.

“India strongly condemns the bomb blasts in Kabul today. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of this terrorist attack. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to the injured. Today’s attacks reinforce the need for the world to stand unitedly against terrorism and all those who provide sanctuaries to terrorists,” the statement said.

Explosions outside Kabul airport carried out by US forces to destroy their belongings, claim Taliban

However, the explosions outside Kabul airport claiming over 60 lives were carried out by the US forces to destroy their belongings, claimed the Taliban who seized control over Afghanistan in mid-August.

“Several explosions were heard in Kabul in the evening. The blasts were carried out by US forces inside Kabul airport to destroy their belongings. Kabul residents are not worried,” Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said in a tweet.

(With ANI inputs)

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