The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that suicide bombers and gunmen have killed 60 Afghans and injured another 143. That information comes from an Afghan official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.
Several massive explosions rocked Kabul Airpt today. a suicide bomber blew themselves up in the sewage canal outside #KabulAirport where ppl were gathered, desperate to try to get access to evacuation flights.Beyond heartbreaking! Thoughts&prayers vid the victims of thz cruel war pic.twitter.com/UA9ShRErxr
— سمیره الحمیدی (@SameeraHameedi) August 26, 2021
U.S. officials say that at least 12 American troops have been killed, including 11 Marines and one Navy medic. Another 12 American military personnel have been wounded, and officials warn that number could grow.
One of the bombers blew himself up in a sewage canal full of Afghans waiting to gain access to the airport.
— Parinaz 🦁🌞💙 (@Parinaz_ETSM) August 26, 2021
An Italian charity known as “Emergency,” which operates hospitals in Afghanistan, said it took in at least 60 patients wounded in the airport attack, as well as ten Afghans who were dead when they arrived.
“Surgeons will be working into the night,” Marco Puntin, the charity’s manager in Afghanistan, stated.
Some countries, including Canada, have concluded their evacuation operations, leaving an unknown number of their nationals is harm’s way.
ISIS-K, which is the Afghanistan arm of ISIS, grew in numbers when the Taliban freed ISIS fighters being held prisoner by American and NATO forces.
The Daily Caller is reporting that hundreds of ISIS-K fighters have surrounded Kabul’s airport, and more attacks are expected.
Hundreds Of ISIS-K Militants Surround Kabul Airport, More Attacks Expected: REPORT https://t.co/3HDh61YSlL
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 26, 2021