Everything we know about the Kabul blast

 On Thursday, two massive explosions took place at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport, with a large number of civilians present at the airport trying to get out of Taliban-owned Afghanistan.


At least 90 people have died in this accident and 150 people have been injured and this figure is increasing. US Defense Headquarters Pentagon has confirmed the deaths of 13 US soldiers, including 11 US Marines and Navy doctors.

On Wednesday itself, the US, Britain and Australia issued a warning to their citizens based in Kabul, asking them not to go towards the airport as there is a possibility of terrorist activity here. The Islamic State-Khorasan has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is the Afghanistan branch of the Islamic State group.

What we know so far

Two explosions took place outside Kabul airport. The first explosion took place at 6 pm (local time) near the Barron Hotel near the airport. British officials are staying in this hotel, who are looking after the work of transporting the people of Afghanistan to Britain safely.

 

After that the firing started. Meanwhile, the second explosion took place near the AB gate of the airport, which is one of the main gates of the airport. According to reports, the second blast took place near the canal where a large number of Afghans were waiting for their turn to enter the airport. When the explosion happened, some people were washed away in the water of the canal.

 

A US official says one of the attackers was wearing an explosives jacket and carried out the blast. Later, Islamic State also confirmed this and believed that the person wearing the explosive jacket was from their group.

Amidst the inputs of terrorist activities, recently the US and Britain had deployed their troops for security near the AB Gate.


 Will find the attackers - Biden

13 American soldiers have been killed in this attack. This has proved to be the biggest attack to harm the US in Afghanistan in the last decade.

On this attack, US President Joe Biden has said, "Whoever is behind the attack, we will find out and he will have to pay the price." We will neither forget nor forgive them. Terrorists can't stop Americans from doing our jobs. We will not stop our mission in Kabul and the work of getting people out of Afghanistan safely will continue. ''

At the same time, he also pointed out that the attackers could be one of the criminals who recently came out of the Taliban's prison opening.

According to the news agency Reuters, after the attack, America has accelerated the process of getting people out safely. The agency has given this information by quoting an American official who is currently present at Kabul Airport.


 Some countries stopped flights

Some countries have stopped flights being run to evacuate people from Afghanistan. Germany, the Netherlands and Canada had suspended their flights before the attack. Turkey had also announced to withdraw its troops stationed at Kabul Airport for the last six years.