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Afghanistan, attack today Kabul airport: news, what we know


Afghanistan, among the news from the country today, the attack on Kabul airport, with explosions by suicide bombers. Here’s what we know so far. Read also According to Adnkronos from intelligence sources, a suicide bomber blew himself up near the airport’s Gate ‘Abbey. Access to the area, managed by the military of the US contingent, is forbidden and no compatriots were involved. According to what Adnkronos still learns, the toll of the attack would be fifty wounded. According to Al Arabiya, the explosion caused 11 deaths and dozens of injuries while Taliban sources speak of at least 13 people dead, Sky News Arabia reports. The sources of Adnkronos also speak of an alarm issued for launching rockets in the direction of the airport structure, already hit by two explosions, with the second one that would have hit the same gate already targeted. The Italian personnel in Kabul would be safe, sheltered in the bunkers of the Afghan airport. “Two” explosions also according to the Turkish Ministry of Defense: “In the two explosions in front of the Kabul airport we did not report any damage or any victim to report “, says the ministry according to the news reported by the Anadolu agency. After a suicide bomber blew himself up, a second terrorist started shooting at the crowd, Afghan journalist Bilal Sarwary, who has already left the country but has heard sources on the spot, tweeted. According to what he writes, the explosion occurred in a drain along the road where, as evidenced by an attached photo, many people had crowded into the shallow water to have their documents examined and enter the airport. “A large number of them. Taliban “was injured in the explosion outside the Kabul international airport, sources of the movement that took control of Afghanistan quoted by Sky News Arabia reported.
At Kabul airport “there was a powerful explosion and there are reports of gunshots”, writes the US State Department in a warning message asking “Americans to avoid going to the airport and avoid exits” . “Anyone who is currently at Abbey Gate, East Hate or North Gate must leave immediately” “We can confirm an explosion outside the Kabul airport,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby wrote on Twitter, specifying that “further details will be provided as soon as we can. ” US President Joe Biden was informed of the explosive attack while he was in the ‘Situation room’ for an already scheduled meeting on Afghanistan with the leaders of his national security team, the White House correspondent of CNN said. Attendees at the meeting included Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Chief of Joint Staff Mark Milley and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. At least three US soldiers were injured in the suicide attack. This is confirmed by US officials quoted by the broadcaster ‘Fox News’. A U.S. official indicated that the attack triggered a firefight near the gate, where 5,000 Afghans and potentially some Americans were trying to access the airport last night. the alert issued by the State Department urging Americans outside the airport to “leave immediately” due to the growing terrorist threat. “The Taliban are committed to the international community and will not allow terrorists to use Afghanistan as a base for their operations. The Taliban had warned US troops about possible terrorist groups such as Isis “. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said this, according to a translation obtained by the Guardian.


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