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Explosion Hits Outside Kabul Airport After Terror Attack Warnings as Thousands Rush to Evacuate


NBC NEWS - “We can confirm that the explosion near the Abbey Gate of the Kabul airport has resulted in an unknown number of casualties,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Twitter.



Kabul airport was hit by an explosion Thursday, throwing evacuation efforts into more turmoil days before President Joe Biden's deadline for all U.S. forces to withdraw from the country.


“We can confirm that the explosion near the Abbey Gate of the Kabul airport has resulted in an unknown number of casualties,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Twitter.


Biden was briefed on the blast.



While it was immediately unclear who or what was behind the explosion, two U.S. intelligence officials said the assumption is that the suspected IED attack was caused by the Islamic State group's Afghan affiliate, ISIS-K.


The explosion came hours after the United States and its allies warned about a potential terror attack as thousands crowded the airport in a desperate effort to flee in the wake of the Taliban's takeover.


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