Suicide bombers attack Kabul airport amid moves to evacuate Afghanistan refugees.
Written by crest887fm on August 27, 2021
Two suicide bombers and gunmen have attacked crowds of Afghans at Kabul’s airport, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover.
At least 60 people were killed, medical sources told newsroom and dozens of others were wounded in the blasts on Thursday.
Reports say Among the dead were dozens of civilians and 12 US service members.
One of the bombers struck Afghans standing knee-deep in a wastewater canal under the sweltering sun, throwing bodies into the fetid water.
The second blast was at or near Baron Hotel, where many people, including Afghans, Britons and Americans, were told to gather in recent days before heading to the airport for evacuation.
The Taliban’s August 15 capture of Kabul triggered an exodus of foreign nationals and workers, along with Afghans who worked with foreign militaries and groups to flee to the airport.