Kabul: At the same time as evacuations proceed put up the Taliban taking management of Afghanistan, an explosion befell exterior the Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul on Thursday. A number of are mentioned to be injured within the blast.
US Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby confirmed that there was an explosion exterior the Kabul airport.
“We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can,” he mentioned in a tweet.
“An explosion occurred near Kabul airport. So far, several of the injured have been taken to an emergency hospital for treatment,” TOLOnews reported.
The explosion exterior the Kabul airport was at one of many entry gates and seems to be a suicide assault, CNN reported three US officers as saying.
A report by Al Jazeera claimed that at the least 15 individuals have been injured within the “suicide attack” that hit an entrance gate of Kabul airport at this time. The explosion occurred close to the Baron Resort which is throughout from the airport.
The lodge was reportedly being utilized by British forces, as per Wall Road Journal.
US President Joe Biden has reportedly been briefed on the explosion exterior the Kabul airport.