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There was an attack at the airport in Kabul, they shot at the Italian plane – SME.sk

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The machine was not damaged.

Aug 26, 2021 at 3:54 pm (updated Aug 26, 2021 at 4:55 pm) , TASR

CABLE. Before entering the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, there was a suicide attack on Thursday evening. The information was confirmed by the American Pentagon. A Guardian reporter writes about two explosions that, according to local media, claimed at least thirteen victims, including children and many injured.

The explosions occurred during efforts to evacuate foreign workers as well as locals trying to escape the militant Taliban movement, which has taken control of the country.

The explosions hit one of the entrance gates to the airport, where civilians in particular are waiting for a possible evacuation. There is also the Baron Hotel, which is used mainly by the British, it is supposed to be the act of a suicide bomber, reports Reuters.

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Three American soldiers are among the wounded, the Guardian reports. After the attack, gunfire could also be heard on the spot. The Taliban have denied responsibility, and their fighters guarding the entrance to the airport are among the wounded.

In recent days, the US secret services have warned of the risk of suicide attacks on the airport, especially by the terrorist group Islamic State. Several countries announced on Thursday the end of evacuation flights due to the imminent threat of an attack.

Several foreign embassies have also warned of the threat of another attack and are urging people not to approach the airport.

The target didn’t have to be an airplane

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Several shots were also fired at an Italian military plane on Thursday. However, the machine was not damaged.

An unnamed source from the Italian Ministry of Defense said this, Reuters reports.

An Italian journalist traveling by the said plane told Sky TG24 that almost 100 Afghan civilians were traveling on the plane. According to him, the machine came under fire a few minutes after launch.

Italian however, the secret service does not believe that the target of the shots should have been the aircraft itself. According to her, the shots were supposed to disperse the crowd at the airport, reports Reuters.

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The high risk of a terrorist attack at the local airport is pointed out by several actors. However, the Italian military plane is probably the first to come under fire since the beginning of the evacuation flights, according to Sky News.

The evacuations from Kabul, or its announcement, have recently been completed – for security reasons – by several countries.

The termination of such flights has so far been announced by Canada, Denmark, Belgium and Poland. He also plans to complete the evacuation from Afghanistan by Friday Spain and France. The last German evacuation plane also took off immediately after the suicide attack.

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