Powerful explosion rattles area outside Kabul airport, claims over dozen lives, injures scores

At least two explosions have rattled the area outside the airport in the Afghan capital amid the precarious security situation following the Taliban’s takeover of the country, killing more than a dozen people in what was described by the militant group as a “terrorist attack.”

The US military reported the development on Thursday, saying a blast occurred outside the Kabul airport as the US-led airlift of thousands of foreign nationals and their families continued inside the compound.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby confirmed in a Twitter post that there had been an explosion near the Abbey Gate of the Kabul airport, which led to ” a number of US and civilian casualties.”

“We can also confirm at least one other explosion at or near the Baron Hotel, a short distance from Abbey Gate,” Kirby added.

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