The Islamic State (IS), a terrorist group, also attacked the American military and killed 13 soldiers.
The death toll from the suicide attack by Islamic State (IS), jihadist group, at Kabul’s airport rose to 85 on Friday, August 27, including 13 American soldiers. It occurred in a tension atmosphere just days before the scheduled end to the evacuations of Afghans fleeing the Taliban regime.
The attack on Thursday night at dusk caused chaos and devastation among the thousands upon thousands of Afghans who gathered there to try to board one of the West-chartered planes.
Video posted to social media showed dozens of injured and dead victims lying in sewer water. They were surrounded by overwhelmed rescuers. Children, men, and women ran in every direction to escape the blast site.
“There are a lot of women and children among the victims. most people are shocked, traumatized ”According to AFP, a Taliban leader who was ousted by a former government official in mid August told AFP that he said Friday that he was now reporting the new death toll, which is at least 72 and 150 respectively, based upon information gathered from local hospitals.
According to the Taliban regime’s Thursday evening report, there were 13-20 deaths and 52 injured.
This Friday morning, Kabul was calm. It was especially quiet around the airport where Taliban reinforced their checkpoints.
According to Pentagon reports, the attack killed at most thirteen U.S. troops and injured 18 more. This makes it the most devastating attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan since 2011.
Confronted with the worst crisis since the beginning of his mandate, and visibly shaken by it, the US President Joe Biden responded promising to “To chase”And “Make someone pay”The perpetrators of the attack. “America will never be intimidated”He said it in a martial tone.
The first attack on terror since the Taliban’s return to power on August 15th comes just days before the departure American troops from Afghanistan, which is scheduled for August 31 following twenty years of futile war against Islamists.
Joe Biden cried with emotion as he paid respect to the soldiers that were killed. “Heroes (…) engage in dangerous and altruistic mission for the sake of saving other lives”And he made it clear that the United States would. Continue the evacuation.
Washington says that ISIS is likely to attack. “Continue”This attack was perpetrated by two suicide bombers belonging to the jihadist group. Then, a shooting followed.
IS-K (Islamic State Khorasan Province) has claimed responsibility in some of the most bloody attacks on Afghanistan in recent years. This included hundreds of deaths among Shia Muslims.